Glasgow’s Emirates Arena is set for another landmark occasion as it prepares to host its first exhibition this weekend.
The Scottish Bike Show, which will showcase some the latest developments and biggest names in the world of cycling, is coming to the £113million Emirates Arena on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 5pm. The Scottish Bike Show is one of the biggest dates in the cycling calendar and it the first exhibition to be held at the venue, which is already regarded as one of the world’s top sporting events facilities.
Scottish cycling legend Graeme Obree, who twice broke the world hour record on his homemade bike, will be one of the guest speakers at the event. There will also be taster sessions on the iconic Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome giving cycling fans the chance to emulate the stars of Team GB including the great man himself - Sir Chris Hoy.
The Clan and the BSD BMX crew will impress the crowds with death-defying stunts throughout the weekend, while there will also be a range of interactive activities include a Kiddimoto test track for children and Lifescycle spinning classes. There will be more than 60 exhibitors showcasing their products at the show and members of the public can test ride mountain, road and commuter bikes on the 1km track.
Chair of Glasgow Life and the Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games, Councillor Archie Graham, said: "Since opening its doors last October the Emirates Arena has hosted a range of major events, from world-class sport to annual awards ceremonies. The Bike Show will be the first exhibition to be held in the venue and we are looking forward to the weekend greatly.
"While the Emirates Arena is primarily a sports venue, its flexibility allows for it to be used for a wide range of purposes and the Bike Show is a perfect example of this. Many of those in attendance will have already visited the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome but for others it will be their first experience of this world-class facility."
Rowan Mackie, founder of event organisers Magdala Media, said: "The timing of the sunny weather finally arriving couldn't be better. People are thinking about getting back out on their bikes and The Scottish Bike Show is way bigger and fresher than ever.
"The velodrome is totally unique for a bike show and we're hugely excited both for the exhibitors and for the public to get in and see it.
"If you've never even thought about cycling before, the show is a great place to start. This year's event is more family-friendly than ever. As well as hundreds of bikes on show, and The Clan stunt team keeping everyone entertained, you will also be able to get information about family days out and endless ideas in terms of places to cycle all across Scotland.”
For ticket details please visit www.thescottishbikeshow.com