11/05/2016 - Where's Sam Wednesday

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Where's Sam this week? This weekends' public demo is at Hamsterley Forest in County Durham on Sunday 15th May. He's going to be in the car park next to Descend Hamsterley uplift service, which is here: http://descendbikepark.co.uk/find-us/

He'll have all the Rockets and Solaris and Soul demo bikes as per usual. Bring some ID and a credit card or some car keys for him to hold 'hostage' in exchange for a ride. The weather looking good for the weekend, so come out and play! One thing to bear in mind, having been to Hamsterley for an enduro; there is NO phone signal in the forest at all, so don't rely on being able to call Sam for directions.

Sam's in Scotland the few days beforehand, but these are all private demos which have been organised by groups and clubs who got in touch and took advantage of our Demo To You service. We're trying to sort out a public demo somewhere in Scotland later in the summer, but if you're north of the border, we are heading up there and if you're interested in a ride then email Sam on demo@cotic.co.uk.

Just to get ahead of ourselves a little bit, we've got a really exciting demo planned for Sunday 22nd May. We're teaming up with Dave Evans who runs Bike Corris, a holiday and guiding company based in the Dyfi Forest in West Wales. The idea is to combine Dave's encyclopedic knowledge of the Dyfi area with the trail munching capabilities of the Rocket, Soul and Solaris.

There will be three guided demo rides through the day, taking in a huge variety of the great trails on offer in the area, and giving you plenty of time to test out a Cotic or two. Sam will be joining all the rides (go easy on him on the last ride eh?!) to answer any questions or make those crucial adjustments for you.

Rides will all be different, and will start from the Corris Craft Centre in Machynlleth, SY20 9RF, and will last 1.5 - 2 hours. You'll need to book a slot through Sam, so drop him an email on demo@cotic.co.uk to reserve a bike for one of the following times:

The plan is for the 13:00 loop to take in some of the more challenging trails used for enduro races, so will be a perfect for showing off what the Rocket is capable of. Having raced there, we know there's some AMAZING trails in those woods, so this will be a special ride.

The other two loops will use less "full-on" tracks, so if you'd like to demo one of the hardtails, or don't feel up for the steep stuff, these would be the ones to book on. We can be flexible with these to suit demand though.

Send an email and let Sam know what you'd like to ride and when. The day is totally free, so you can book on one, two or all three of the rides if you'd like to try multiple bikes or fancy being shown round some of the best trails in the UK on a bike built for the job.

If you do head out to the demos, we'd love to hear your feedback on how they're going. This is a new thing for us and it's really good to know from you guys what you've enjoyed and what we could improve upon. Thanks.

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