Swindon Mountain Bike Demo Day 30th April 2017 - Croft Country Park, Swindon, Wiltshire - 10am - 4pm

Hargroves Cycles Swindon plays host to its fifth annual Mountain Bike Demo Day at Croft Country Park Swindon and this year is set to have more bikes available than ever before. The day is centred around a test fleet of mountain bikes supplied by some of the industry’s leading brands. With a huge selection 29”, 650B and now plus size tired bikes already confirmed, it’s an event not to be missed.
So head on down and take the demo bikes for a spin around the Croft trails, and make the most of some exclusive event offers.

How To Register To Test A Bike?

First come first serve on the day. You can register online or on the day of the event. Just turn up with your identification along with your helmet (Helmets must be worn at all times when testing a bike). To be eligible to take a test bike out for a spin, you must present your photographic ID along with a matching bank card. Whilst you are in possession of the test bike your identification will be held securely by Hargroves Cycles staff.

Terms & Conditions
• Always wear a helmet : you are not permitted to ride any of the bikes unless you are wearing a helmet.
• Familiarise yourself with the bike : remember all bikes behave differently, so take your time to become familiar with the bike before tackling technical trails.
• Don’t push the limits : the demo day is designed to give you an opportunity to feel how the bike you are interested in buying, performs in a real off road environment. The bike must be treated with respect and ridden only in the manner in which it has been designed. KEEP BOTH WHEELS IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND AT ALL TIMES – RIDE WITHIN YOUR ABILITIES
• Stick to the trail : Croft Country Park has miles of way-marked cross country bike trails. PLEASE STICK TO THEM and stay off foot paths. Trust us, the ride is much more rewarding if you do.
• Ask a member of staff : Hargroves Cycles staff, along with bicycle manufacturer representatives are on hand to answer any questions you might have. Please let them help you set up the suspension for the bike you choose to ride BEFORE you set off. This will provide a much better ride quality and also resist damaging the bike. Make sure you are riding an appropriate sized bike and don’t exceed the maximum seat height.

You will be required to hand in your Driving License/Passport and matching credit card along with a sign in/waiver form. We will store these items in a locked money safe hidden away from public view behind locked doors. Your Driving License/Passport and security credit card is kept under our full responsibility. While in your possession, the bike you are riding is your responsibility. If you allow anybody else to ride the cycle, that too is your responsibility until the cycle has been returned. It is expected to get muddy and dirty, so have fun. However, it is your responsibility to pay for any damage resulting from misuse. A snapped chain or puncture is not considered to be misuse. Puncture repair facilities are available at base camp or if you are riding with a guide, they will be carrying essential tools. Any injury sustained when out on a bike, is solely your responsibility. Hargroves Cycles Ltd, its staff or the manufacturers supplying bikes on the day, may not be held responsible.

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Available Demo Bikes see what takes your fancy

Demo bikes are available on a first come first serve on the day.You can register online or on the day of the event. Make sure you bring your identification along with your helmet (Helmets must be worn at all times when testing a bike). To be eligible to take a test bike out for a spin then you must present your photographic ID along with a matching bank card. Whilst you are in possession of the test bike your identification will be held securely by Hargroves Cycles staff.

*All demo bikes are subject to change

Scott Available Sizes
Scale 710 PLUS S,M,L
Spark 710 S,M,L
Spark 910 M,L
Spark 710 PLUS S,M,L
Genius 710 PLUS S,M,L
E-Genius 720 PLUS S
GT Available Sizes
Pantera Expert M,L
Sensor Carbon Expert M,L
Force Carbon Expert M,L
Sanction Pro M,L
Specialized Available Sizes
Enduro fsr elite carbon 650B M,L
Levo comp ht medium M
Stumpjumper fsr expert 29er S,M,L
Rhyme S,M
Cannondale Available Sizes
Beast of the East 1 M,L
Scalpel Si Race M,L
Habit SE M,L
Bad Habit Carbon 2 M,L
Moterra AM 1 M,L
Moterra LT 1 M,L
Fat CAAD 1 M,L

How To Find Us

Croft Woods, Pipers Way, Swindon SN3 1SH

The Croft Trail is off the small roundabout in Pipers Way (B4006) – opposite Nationwide’s HQ building (SN3 1TX). As you enter the site there is a mini roundabout, turn right for the public car-park (please note that parking duration is restricted at certain times, longer term parking can sometimes be found by turning left at the mini roundabout instead). As you turn into the car park note the ramp & wooden bollards to your left – the start of the trail can be found by going up this ramp and following the signs, heading straight across the main path.

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Registering allows you to demo which ever bike you like. On the day of the event simply head to the reception desk with your ID to collect your demo pass. If you prefer you can register on the day.

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Terms & Conditions

Always wear a helmet; you are not permitted to ride any of the bikes unless you are wearing a helmet.
Familiarise yourself with the bike; remember all bikes behave differently, so take your time to become familiar with the bike before tackling technical trails.
Don’t push the limits; The demo day is designed to give you an opportunity to feel how the bike you are interested in buying, performs in a real off road environment. The bike must be treated with respect and ridden only in the manner in which it has been designed.
Keep both wheels on the ground at all times
Ride within your abilities
Stick to the trail; Queen Elizabeth Country Park has miles of way-marked cross country bike trails. PLEASE STICK TO THEM and stay off foot paths. Trust us, the ride is much more rewarding if you do.

Hargroves Cycles staff along with bicycle manufacturer representative’s are on hand to answer any questions you might have. Please let them help you set up the suspension for the bike you choose to ride BEFORE you set off. This will provide a much better ride quality and also resist damaging the bike. Make sure you are riding an appropriate sized bike and don’t exceed the maximum seat height.

Please hand in your Driving License/Passport and matching credit card along with this form. We will store these items in a locked money safe hidden away from public view behind locked doors. Your Driving License/Passport and security credit card is kept under our full responsibility.

While in your possession, the bike you are riding is your responsibility. If you allow anybody else to ride the cycle, that too is your responsibility until the cycle has been returned. It is expected to get muddy and dirty, so have fun. However, it is your responsibility to pay for any damage resulting from miss use. A snapped chain or puncture is not considered to be miss use. Puncture repair facilities are available at base camp or if you are riding with a guide, they will be carrying essential tools.

Any injury sustained when out on a bike, is solely your responsibility. Hargroves Cycles Ltd, its staff or the manufacturers supplying bikes on the day, may not be held responsible.