A host of global adventurers will be taking time out of their epic travels this February to stop by the 2019 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show and share tales from their incredible journeys exclusively on the TomTom Adventure and Travel stage. Also at the show will be 17 of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers showcasing the latest 2019 machines, iconic classic machines and race stars going head-to-head in a free live action contest!
Once again taking over the ExCeL Centre, in London’s Docklands, Feb 15 – 17th, the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show will be encouraging riders to take to the road as it celebrates the epic journeys undertaken by some of the UK’s leading adventure riders.
Fresh from their ride through the icy winter of Siberia on a 300cc homemade scooter and sidecar, Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes will be taking to the TomTom Adventure and Travel stage to share tales from their trip, how to plan for cold weather and also how to stay safe on the road. Overland veteran Sam Manicom will be looking at how to plan a trip, short or long, whilst Mark Kemp will be discussing more about his round the world odyssey raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Steph Jeavons, who traversed seven continents aboard her Honda CR250L and Simon and Lisa Thomas, who have been living life on the road for the past 15 years will be taking to the stage to share their stories and expertise.
Elsewhere in the TomTom Adventure and Travel Zone, Michelin’s Tony Charlton will be demonstrating how to repair a roadside puncture, MCN’s Michael Guy will explain how to choose the right bike for your trip whilst Rally Raid’s John Mitchinson will be going into detail about the modifications made to the BMW G310 GS in order to make it a true big trip contender. The Trail Riders Fellowship will also be on hand with displays on basic off-road riding techniques.
A show highlight is the chance for visitors to get up close to the latest 2019 machines from 17 of the world’s top manufacturers including AJS, BMW, CCM, Ducati, Ducati Scrambler, Energica, Herald, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Lexmoto, Lextek, Suzuki, Triumph, UM, Yamaha and Zero Motorcycles. Taking over the centre of the hall will be the Michelin Thunderdrome, which will pit former 500cc Grand Prix Champion Wayne Gardner against World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson, British Superbike winner Richard Cooper and more race stars to be announced. New for 2019 will also be the Michelin Rage Cage, seeing riders race around a six metre high steel cage in a gravity defying show.
Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness will be propping the bar up at his very own pub once again, as he pours pints and shares tales from his incredible career competing at the world’s fastest Road Race.
Andy Calton, Editor of MCN added, “Adventure and motorcycling go hand-in-hand so we’re very pleased to be able to bring some of the UK’s leading explorers to the 2019 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. Each speaker taking to the stage has an incredible story, which will no doubt encourage some visitors to head out and take on their own journey, big or small!
With 17 manufacturers, halls packed with the best biking brands and tons of bargains, a host of racing celebs, countless custom machines and rare classics on show, there’s going to be something for everyone”.