10/08/2016 - Where's Sam Wednesday

It's been crazy busy at Cotic the past few weeks, and now our feet have finally touched the ground, here's the next couple of stops on the demo tour.

'Ard Rock was a great weekend. The days were long but we loved chatting to so many people about the new bikes, with plenty of people taking bikes for a demo and returning with the 'Rocket Grin' plastered across their faces! It was also really good to see plenty of Rockets, BFes and Souls setting out to tackle the grueling 45km lap with it's 5 timed stages. Swinny was on hand to fly the Cotic Racing flag, but after 'getting a bit excited' a couple of punctures in the incredibly sharp rocks put an end to his challenge, but he kept it pinned to the end to pick up 16th place.

One particular mention needs to go to Tom Hill, the late Jenn Hill's husband. After Jenn's untimely death last year after a long battle with cancer, Ard Rock set up the Jenn Hill Memorial Trophy for hardtail riders in Jenn's honour, as she did the 2014 event on her beloved Solaris. We lent Tom a Solaris to ride for the event and it meant a lot to him and us to have him on that bike.

Tom Hill (left) on his Solaris, and good friend of Cotic's Alec Brunson on his BFe275
taking on the Jenn Hill Memorial Trophy

Well done to all riders who took part, it looked hard in the heat of Saturday, and even harder in Sundays wind. We'll certainly be back next year, and hopefully we'll get a ride in too.

Onto future events, the next demo is this Thursday evening, 11th August, at Lady Cannings, Sheffield.

Sam will be parked up by the entrance to the woods from 3pm until 8pm with a variety of droplink full suspension and hardtail bikes. Drop him an email on sam@cotic.co.uk if you'd like to book a bike for a certain time, or give him a call on 07398189114. Otherwise pop along and take a bike for a spin. Don't forget photo ID, credit card/car keys to leave as security and your pedals.

This weekend is Sam's 'weekend' weekend, and he'll be heading out for his first mountain bike ride since breaking his wrist; wish him luck! He's easing back into it riding a FlareMAX with 275Plus wheels round the blue route at Glentress on Saturday; say hello if you see him!

After that, we head to Shropshire for two demo days on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. We'll be at Hopton Woods on the Saturday from 9:30, so let Sam know if you'd like to book a bike to ride. On the Sunday we will be at Plush Hill Cycles in Church Stretton for a day of demo rides on the Long Mynd, the plan is for two or three guided rides during the day. If there's a specific bike you'd like to try out, drop us an email to sam@cotic.co.uk and he will make sure it goes in the van. More the details next week, but ask Allen and Kate at Plush Hill about it if you pop in.

As ever, let us know if you'd like to demo a bike and we can get an Exclusive Ride in the diary. Sam's in Scotland at the end of the month, all the details are on the demo page http://www.cotic.co.uk/demo.

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