The Demo Series has visited Afan and Bedgebury Forest, and this weekend the UK's best demo series heads to Cannock Chase, in the heart of the Midlands.

Giant, Trek and Specialized will be making available their latest 2011 bikes, so you'll have the pick of some of the nicest bikes currently available to ride on the trails around Cannock.

Demo days are the perfect opportunity to try out a bike on a challenging trail to get a feel for how the bike actually rides on a proper trail, helping you to decide which bike to spend your hard-earned money on.

Best of all, it’s completely free. Just bring your pedals, riding kit and two forms of ID.

Each demo day will offer you a 45 minute ride to get familiar with your bike of choice and give it a thorough test. Experts will be on hand to ensure each bike is correctly setup to make sure you get the best out of each bike you ride

Demos will commence at 10am until 4pm, giving you ample time to try a couple of bikes at a leisurely pace.

When and where – the all-important dates for your diary

  • Saturday 26 March - Birches Valley Forest Centre, Cannock Chase
  • Saturday 9 April - Grizedale Forest, Lake District
  • Saturday 7 May - Laggan Wolftrax, Strathmashie Forest, Scotland

Bike previews

To help you get a handle on exactly what bikes will be on offer at the demo day, and to help you get a flavour for what you might like to ride, here’s a preview from Giant, Trek and Specialized.

Keep updated

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And you can also discuss the bikes on demo and let us know if you're planning on attending by heading to The Demo Series forum here.