STAR-STUDDED RIDE-OUT MARKS COUNTDOWN TO MOTORCYCLE LIVE 2013

Riders set off for Silverstone

Riders set off for Silverstone

To celebrate tickets going on sale for Motorcycle Live 2013, over 100 bikers, pillion riders and special star guests today took part in a ride-out from the home of the show, The NEC, Birmingham, to Day of Champions at Silverstone race circuit.

Star-studded ride-out celebrates Motorcycle Live - From 2nd O to 1st E: Steve Parrish, James Hillier, Taylor MacKenzie, James Whitham, Scott Redding, John Reynolds and Matt Roberts

Star-studded ride-out celebrates Motorcycle Live – From 2nd O to 1st E: Steve Parrish, James Hillier, Taylor MacKenzie, James Whitham, Scott Redding, John Reynolds and Matt Roberts

Scott Redding autographs bike

Scott Redding autographs bike

The ride-out was led by a whole host of racing stars and biking celebrities – including Moto2 rider Scott Redding, BBC commentators Matt Roberts and Steve Parrish, Eurosport’s James Whitham, TT ace James Hillier, British Supersport contender Taylor MacKenzie and three-time British Superbike Champion John Reynolds – and made for a spectacular sight as it departed from the Birmingham venue.

Motorcycle Live, which takes places at The NEC from 23 November to 1 December, has become an annual pilgrimage for thousands of bikers and their families and friends. Every major manufacturer will be present, showcasing the 2014 model launches in the UK for the first time, while 16 FREE live features – including eight opportunities to ride a bike – will keep motorcycle fans of all ages entertained.

There will also be a daily dose of famous biking faces and racing stars from MotoGP, World Superbike, British Superbike and the Isle of Man TT, all taking part in fan meet-and-greets and on-stage game shows and Q&As with racers-turned-broadcasters Steve Parrish and James Whitham.

Visitors to the show will also be pleased to learn that this year, Motorcycle Live will be subsidising the car parking fees increased by The NEC in 2012, bringing the cost down from £10 to £8 per vehicle – and of course, motorcycles can be parked for FREE in a secure, indoor area.

Advance tickets for Motorcycle Live 2013 went on sale today, costing just £17 per adult, £11 for Seniors and £7 for children aged 6-16* (kids under five accompanied by a paying adult go free). To book you tickets, call 0844 581 2345 or visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk.

* Advance ticket prices, closing date for advanced tickets 5.00pm on 22 November 2013

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