The first attempt may have fallen foul to ‘The Beast From The East’ but the postponed 2018 Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show finally gets underway at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre this Saturday and Sunday (7-8 April).
The Scottish show is the biggest and best motorcycle exhibition north of the border, with plenty of new models, classic bikes, club stands and Scottish biking celebs to make this one of the most eclectic shows on the annual calendar.
While the majority of the event is undercover, the outdoor arena plays host to the Scottish Stunt Freestyle Championship, where the best aspiring stuntsters from the UK and Ireland go head to head as they attempt a number of tricks including the longest stoppie and the slowest wheelie.
Inside, the Knockhill stage should yet again provide a focal point for race fans with its ever popular mix of interviews and fun quizzes. The Fife circuit has four VIP guests over the weekend in the form of Scottish legends Niall Mackenzie and Alex George, as well as up-and-coming local lad Rory Skinner. Completing their star roster is TT legend Ian Hutchison, with all four riders being interviewed by Knockhill’s ebullient circuit commentator Duncan Vincent.
As if that wasn’t enough, the live action arena features regular classic bike fire ups in association with Classic Bike magazine, while Honda’s ever popular attraction, My First Licence, will give even more kids aged between five and 11 their first taste of motorcycling.
What’s more, there’s free entry for kids under the age of 12, making it a great family day out. On the day prices are £17 for adults and, if you do come along, make sure you pop by the Carole Nash stand to say hello and get an insurance quote for your pride and joy.
The show’s open from 9am to 5pm on both days. Visit www.scottishmotorcycleshow.com for more information.