Twenty companies have signed up to the 2012 Scottish Bike Show (TSBS), twice the number acheived by this time last year.
The consumer show, is staged at the SECC, Glasgow from Friday April 13th to Sunday 15th will see a mix of new and past exhibitors, with Alpine Bikes once again a confirmed sponsor.
Alpine will again be joined on the exhibition floor by Pedal Power, which has just moved into new premises in West Lothian with one of the largest stores in Scotland at over 7,000 sq feet.
Owner and operator of Pedal Power Jonny McBain said: "Our stand has more than doubled in size since the last successful show – we were overwhelmed with the amount of visitors last April and look forward to doing it all again soon."
Upgrade Bikes is among the new names joining the show. Marketing and senior brand manager Rory Hitchens enthused: "Upgrade Bikes look forward to the Scottish Bike Show and bringing a host of fantastic brands to Glasgow. Visitors will be able to feast on new Pivot full suspension bikes, Kinesis UK road and hardtail mountain bikess, exquisite Lezyne accessories and DMR components."
Rowan Mackie, from event organisers Magdala Media, added: "Already there is a strong list of brands confirmed for 2012. This time last year the inaugural show didn’t have half as many names confirmed, so I would like to thank all existing sponsors, exhibitors and partners for their early and continued support. There is a massive consumer appetite for all cycling affiliated events in Scotland and through TSBS we want to provide the best possible platform to showcase cycling in all its forms to the general Scottish public."
The full list of exhibitors so far includes:
-Dig BMX Magazine
-Hooked on Cycling
-The Bike Chain
-The Bike Station
-Upgrade Bikes Ltd
An extra day has been added to next year’s show, with an increase in the exhibition space by more than 1,200 square metres. 10,000 visitors are estimated to attend in 2012, including road, mountain bike, bmx and leisure riders and commuters – will have an all encompassing cycle show right on their door step.
An expanded number of independent bike shops, distributors and manufacturers will be selling a wide range of the latest bikes, cycle gear, clothing and accessories, while a central arena will host cycle stunt displays, with bike test sessions and Scotland’s cycling organisations and cycle centres offering expert advice,and an indoor forest track.