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Bike Live dead, Extreme sport centre lives

The MBUK-based roadshow Bike Live won’t be touring seaside towns with its troupe of trials riders this August. Citing a lack of industry support MBUK publisher, Future, said yesterday: “We will now be concentrating our efforts on improving and growing The Bike Show due to be held at the NEC March 2002.”

Not everything is off though, the official launch of the cycling element of the Extreme Sports and Cycling Centre takes place at Sherington, Bucks this weekend.

Although the centre isn’t fully completed yet trials champion Chris Leeson will be strutting his stuff, presumably he prefers his buildings unfinished. Also there will be Olympic and Tour De France champion Chris Boardman MBE, plus prize draws, free bike clinic, trade stands, food and drink stalls and membership offers to the Bikeregister security concept. For those with competitive urges there will be a short course, 6 minutes (although whether that’s six minutes for Boardman or for people like us we were unable to confirm) time trial, dual slalom racing and a jump park for both bikes and “mountain boards”.

If you fancy heading over, it’s five minutes drive from Junction 14 of the MI. Leave the M1, head towards Newport Pagnell. At the first major roundabout turn right onto the A509 towards Olney, a new dual carriageway. At the roundabout at the top of the hill turn left onto the B546 towards Sherington. The site is at the bottom of the hill to your left.

Further information is available on the CoBR website clicking CoBR Cycling Schemes on the main navigation bar.

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