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Escape the Big UK Freeze at Motorcycle Live

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live Day 7

Thousands of bike fans – including model and TV star Calum Best * – braved the freezing temperatures to attend the seventh day of Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at The NEC, Birmingham England.

Many would be dreaming of escaping to warmer climes on their two-wheeled machines, and what better place to plan the trip of a lifetime that the UK’s biggest motorcycle exhibition?

In the Escape Zone at Carole Nash sponsored by Yamaha Super Tenere, visitors can find everything they need to head off into the sunset. From adventure motorcycle ride tour operators to luggage manufacturers and clothing brands, budding Ewan McGregors will not be disappointed.

If its inspiration you’re seeking, look no further than the Nick Sanders Cinema, showing stunning short films of the extreme distance biker’s worldwide adventures – the most recent of which spanned 17 countries and five continents.

Nick Sanders says: "People really underestimate what they are capable of doing so the Escape Zone is here to show what they can do."

"The guys that run the tours are incredibly passionate – they will lead you by the hand, back you up, ensure all your needs are met and make sure you get the best out of biking. You only have one life and you’ve got live it. The time is now, so get on your bike!"

If you are inspired to channel your inner Charley Boorman and want to check out the motorcycle he and Ewan went the Long Way Down on, head to the BMW Motorrad stand to see the GS Adventure in all its glory.

Alternatively, take a sneak peek at Honda’s new Crossrunner – a model that represents the best aspects of two separate biking genres: the flexibility and exciting attitude of a naked performance machine with the upright riding position and rugged appearance of an adventure bike.

Finlay McAllan (Managing Director of Event organizers MCI Exhibitions) says: "This year’s event truly does cover all aspects of motorcycling. The Escape Zone sponsored Yamaha Super Ténéré is about getting away from it all and living your dreams."

"It’s inspirational stuff speaking to the guys there, and with the weather as it is, I’m as tempted as the others to get on my bike and make the great escape!"

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live runs until Dec. 5, 2010. Tickets are £17 ($26) for adults, £10 ($16) for Seniors, £5 ($8) for children aged 11-16 and kids under 10 go free. All riding experiences are free. The Ramp’d Up Freestyle Motocross Arena is £5 ($8) per adult and £2.50 ($4) for children 5-16.

* Calum Best attended courtesy of the Get On campaign. For more information about the Get On campaign visit geton.co.uk – a one-stop shop of biking information. Get On is brought to you by the leading motorcycle manufacturers, dealers and other companies in the market, through the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA).

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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