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Make the most of London Show with our zones

Published: 10 February 2015

It's only three days until the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show opens its doors, and so you'll be able to make the most of your day we've split parts of the show up into four distinct zones.

Check out what each zone has to offer below, and don't forget to book your tickets in advance - we've just extended our advance tickets offer!

Sports & Performance Zone, in association with Valvolene
From cutting-edge race bikes to bolt-on performance upgrades for your road bike. See the stars of road racing interviewed on stage and listen to the world’s most knowledgeable tuning experts as they demonstrate how to get the most from your bike.

Starring in the zone will be, in association with The National Motorcycle Museum, ten of the most famous Norton rotary engined race bikes will at the show. See and hear the RCW588 machines of Steve Spray and Trevor Nation, and the iconic 'White Charger' ridden to victory by Steve Hislop in 1992.

Carl Fogarty – King of the track & King of the Jungle
Superbike legend Carl Fogarty will be opening the show at 10am on Friday February 13, then heading to the Sport & Performance stage to be interviewed by Jack Burnicle, and returning again later to relive his epic 1992 Isle of Man TT battle with Steve Hislop.

Classic TT stars
The Classic TT gets launched in London, with Bruce Anstey, Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman and Ian Lougher all being interviewed on stage about how they prepare for this incredible event, how it compares to the TT, and how riding the classic machines compares to their usual, modern-day motorcycles.

And there’s more… British GP star Scott Redding, BSB aces Shane Byrne and Stuart Easton, and the Tyco BMW squad. 

Classic Zone, in association with David Silver Spares
The Classic Zone is a maelstrom activity across show weekend, with David Silver and Roger Etsell, ex head of Honda UK motorcycles, hosting talks about the golden age of Hondas, the Classic TT holding this year’s event launch live on stage, the Classic Bike of Year competition winners announced, and Grand Prix legend Wayne Gardner on hand for interviews and autographs.

Richard Hammond and James May are bringing a selection of their cherished machines together in the Classic Zone. From May’s Honda CBR250K0, which appeared in his popular TV series Man Lab, to Hammond’s new Norton 961SP, and everything in between, it’s an eclectic collection of stunning metal from the 1950s to present day.

The Flying Millyard
Allen Millyard, bike engineer extraordinaire, will be showing his insane Flying Millyard – and firing up the five-litre behemoth several times a day. The cylinders are from a radial aero engine, the gearbox from an old MG car and the clutch from a Pan European. It’s an incredible spectacle that you mustn’t miss. 

Custom Zone, in association with Harrison Billet and Zodiac
Custom builders from across Europe will be showing off their hottest creations as the show plays host to the London Custom Bike Championships. With the biggest prize fund in Europe up for grabs, builders will be pulling out all the stops.

The categories include Modified Harley, Retro/Old Skool, Street Performance, Freestyle, and an Overall winner. 

Modified Harley features bikes with Harley frames from any era, and original engine cases – but beyond that the sky’s the limit.

The Retro/Old Skool class allows for any modified bike on any chassis configuration manufactured prior to 1984. It must have an old-skool flaour to it, and use a pre-1984 engine.

The Street Performance class is open to custom bikes of all kinds, including highly-modified sportsbikes, drag racers, circuit racers, off-road racers and more.

The Freestyle class is without limits, and is for ground-up custom creations. The Overall winner will bag a £4000 prize stash, plus £1000 of vouchers each from Harrison Billet and Zodiac International.

The winners will be announced on Sunday 13:45 on stage.See the show timetable for more interviews and talks on the Custom stage.

Adventure Zone, in association with Touratech
For some riders, getting into London might be the biggest adventure they make this year, but MCN is hoping to widen your horizons this year with the fantastic Adventure Zone.

Avid globe trotters and novices alike can take a great deal away from the show, with interviews, seminars and presentations by many of the world’s greatest motorcycling adventurers. Combined with excellent displays and a wealth of amazing adventure bikes on display, you will be able to find answers to every conceivable travel question. 

Amongst the talented adventurers taking to the Adventure Stage are: Nick Sanders, one of the worlds most prolific circumnavigators, who knows all there is to know about getting round the globe.

While Nick plans with ruthless efficiency, at the other end of the scale is Nathan Millward, who rode from Sydney to London on a Postie bike with nothing on his route plan beyond the simple desire to get home. It’s an incredible story.

Then there’s adventure tour duo Kevin and Julia Saunders, who can not only impart their knowledge at the show – they’ll take you on an adventure with them, too.

As if that wasn’t enough, Austin Vince of Mondo Enduro fame, Graham Hoskins and Sam Manicom will all be running fascinating seminars on stage, and Touratech boss Nick Plumb, himself world-class traveller and competitor, will be opening your eyes to the incredible kit that will help you get away – and home again.

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