Summer Sports Bike Show pictures

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A huge number of people are giving up their Sunday lunch to attend the MCN Summer Sports Bike Show. Good weather, loads of action and gorgeous MCN girls are getting the biggest crowds of the weekend.

James Toseland is performing with his band, Crash, on the MCN stage getting the crowds dancing. Toseland was also interviewed by Steve Parrish, along with his HM Plant teammate Chris Walker. The pair were joined by the other stars of the show, Jinx, Trix and Kitt.

The MCN Fashion show has also been taking place, with the MCN girls clad in Dainese kit, kindly lent to them by distributors Feridax.

The stunt shows are drawing huge crowds, thrilled by the antics of Jake Semtex, the Vertical Brits, Steve Parrish in a one-off racing truck, and stunt driver Terry Grant. The noise can be heard throughout the circuit, even above the riders enjoying a track day in front of packed grandstands.

The Retail Zone is doing great business, boosted by the MCN Special of the Year bikes on display, and the girls on the Performance Bikes and MCN stands. The winner is announced at 5pm today, and we’ll have their reactions later.

The Mini-moto and Supermoto track is still jam-packed. The Mini-motos are providing plenty of comedy moments, and Ady Smith still has a few millimetres of his footpeg to grind out.

There’s just one more hour left of the show in the afternoon sunlight, and we’ll bring you all the pictures and video from the Show finale. To see the pictures, just follow the links on the right.


The first ever MCN Summer Sports Bike Show kicked off today at Donington Park with thousands of bikes turning up to enjoy the fantastic weather and the packed entertainments.

The day started a bit damp for most people but it soon dried out and the crowds started to roll in under the scorching sun.

The KTM supermoto experience and the minimotos were taking it in turns around the specially constructed track with Supermoto riders Ady Smith and Rob Cross showing the punters how it is supposed to be done. The two riders, fresh from the first two rounds of the National Supermoto championship on the Isle of Man, amazed everyone with squealing tyres as they backed it round the corners.

The trackday went on all day long and the grandstand was open to allow everyone to watch more than 100 bikes as they sped round the shortened circuit.

In the hall the trade stands were inundated as people pondered what to buy next, while crowds drooled over the special of the year competition that sees some amazing in machinery competing for the coveted top spot of best customised bike.

Throughout all this the stunt team were wowing the crowds with a full range of hooliganism while just next door people were learning how to wheelie on specially adapted anti flip bikes.

The doors open again tomorrow at 9am so get along to Donnington Park and make sure you don’t miss out on all the action.

Adults £13 on the gate Accompanied children under-15 get in free. For directions, traffic and weather reports follow the link on the right.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff