Airvest@ Prescott Bike Festival: 14th-15th April 2018

Come down and see Helite UK/Airvest at the Prescott Bike Festival. We will have the full range of Helite Air Jackets & Vests on display.

FREE Demonstrations available throughout the day.

Event Information

For more information please see their website: https://www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk

Opening hours?

Saturday: 11:00 ‘till 23:00.

Sunday: Gates open 08:30, Track Action starts at 09:30 and the Festival closes at 17:00

HOW TO FIND US

Bugatti Owners Club
Prescott Hill
Gotherington
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 9RD

TICKET PRICES

Under 16’s go free. Very special introductory prices for our first weekend Festival, for Weekend and Saturday tickets. Come and enjoy the full weekend experience.

RUN THE HILL

ADVANCE GATE
Weekend – Rider £47 N/A
Weekend – Pillion £26 N/A
Sunday – Rider £37 N/A
Sunday – Pillion £13 N/A

GENERAL ADMISSION

ADVANCE GATE
Weekend £20 £28
Saturday £10 £15
Sunday £13 £15

All Under 16’s Free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Airvest@ Manchester Bike Show: 24th-25th March 2018

Come down and see Helite UK/Airvest at the Manchester Bike Show on Stand 401. We will have the full range of Helite Air Jackets & Vests on display.

FREE Demonstrations available throughout the day.

Event Information

For more information please see their website: http://www.manchesterbikeshow.com

Opening hours? 09:30hrs – 17:00hrs (both days).

Venue address? The Manchester Bike Show takes place at EventCity, Manchester. EventCity is 5 minutes from the Trafford Centre and M60 motorway and parking is FREE at the show.

Admission prices

Tickets are available to buy now – or simply buy your tickets at the box office outside the venue on the day.

Please note advance tickets are valid for entry on one day only, on the day of your choice, either Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th March (you do not need to select a specific day).

Advance Price On the Day Price
Adult £14.00 £17.00
OAP (aged 65 and over) £12.00 £15.00
Child (5-14) £4.00 £4.00
Under 5s Free Free
Family: 2 adults and 3 children (aged 5-14 years) £32.00 £37.00

Parking

Parking is free.

Airvest@ Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show: 7th-8th April 2018

Come down and see Helite UK/Airvest at the Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show. We will have the full range of Helite Air Jackets & Vests on display.

FREE Demonstrations available throughout the day.

Event Information

For more information please see their website: http://www.scottishmotorcycleshow.com

 

Opening hours? 09:00hrs – 17:00hrs (both days).

Venue address? Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB – 0131 335 6200

Parking is chargeable by the showground, £5 per car*. Motorcycle parking is free of charge.

 

By Road:

The Royal Highland Centre sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/Airport roundabout, one of the main routes into the city.

 Access to the Royal Highland Centre is from A8/Airport roundabout on to Eastfield Road. From there signposts are visible directing you to the venue along Fairview Road onto Ingliston Road.

 

By Bus:

From Edinburgh, Lothian Buses run regular services including the 48, 35 and the Airport Express (100). All buses run regularly and drop-off close to the Centre.

Call Lothian Buses on 0131 555 6363.

 

By Rail:

The nearest Railway station is Edinburgh Park or South Gyle train station.

For more information contact National Rail on 08457 48 49 50.

 

Or, hop in a taxi. Taxi’s are availiable from outside the station and will get you to the Royal Highland Centre in 15/20 minutes.

 

By Air:

The Royal Highland Centre is situated adjacent to Edinburgh Airport.

Airvest@ Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show: 16th-18th February 2018

Come down and see Helite UK/Airvest at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. We will have the full range of Helite Air Jackets & Vests on display.

FREE Demonstrations available throughout the day.

Event Information

For more information please see their website: https://www.excel.london/visitor/whats-on/carole-nash-mcn-london-motorcycle-show-2018

Opening times
Friday 16 February 2018: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 17 February 2018: 9am – 6pm
Sunday 18 February 2018: 9am – 5pm

Entrance
West entrance
Custom House DLR

FREE bike parking

Airvest@ Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show: 3rd-4th February 2018

Come down and see Helite UK/Airvest at the Carole Nash British Classic Motorcycle Show. We will have the full range of Helite Air Jackets & Vests on display.

FREE Demonstrations available throughout the day.

Event Information

For more information please see their website: http://www.bathandwestshowground.com/events/carole-nash-bristol-classic-motorcycle-show-2

When: 3rd February – 4th February 2018

Doors open: 09:30 – 17:00

Where: The Showground

Admission: Advance Tickets: Adults £11, Children £3

Airvest@ Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival: 2nd – 4th February 2018

Come down and see Helite UK/Airvest at the Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival. We will have the full range of Helite Air Jackets & Vests on display.

FREE Demonstrations available throughout the day.

 

Event Information

For more information please see their website: https://www.eikonexhibitioncentre.co.uk/upcoming-events/ni-motorcycle-festival

Located 10 minutes from Belfast and 84 minutes from Dublin, we are perfectly located to welcome you to this event.

Use postcode BT27 5RL in your Sat-Nav

Ticket Information

Adult: £12/€12 | OAP: £6/€6 | Under 16: Free

Friday: 2pm – 10pm | Saturday: 10am – 5pm | Sunday: 10am – 5pm

“FIM Lead The Way – Mandatory use of Airbag Technology in Moto GP for 2018”

The French motorcycle governing body FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) in conjunction with other members of the Grand Prix Commission (Dorna, IRTA, MSMA) lead the way in 2018 in terms of rider safety and rule in favour of the mandatory use of race suits fitted with air bag systems. All permanent Moto GP riders across all classes (Moto GP, Moto2 & Moto3) will be required to wear functional air bag suits for every session. Exceptions will be made for wildcard riders who will be issued a two-race pass before the mandatory element is enforced.

Stringent manufacturer guidelines have been outlined to ensure these key areas are met;

  • The airbag should at the very least cover & protect the shoulders and collarbone.
  • Whilst back protection is optional if it is adopted it must cover the whole spine.
  • Accidental deployment of the rider must NOT impede the rider in any way or risk a potential crash.
  • Air bag deployment must be achieved without a lanyard/tethered activation.
  • In order for the airbag device to work extra parts should NOT need to be added to the bike.
  • Each manufacturer must produce adequate documentation to prove their product complies with rigorous testing procedures, certification & current safety regulations.

At present sponsored MotoGP riders are mainly provided with airbag race suits by two key companies Dainese D-Air (Valentino Rossi) https://www.dainese.com/d-air/ and Alpinestars Tech Air Race (Marc Marquez) https://www.alpinestars.com/tech-air-race-airbag-system

Whilst this pioneering air bag technology is a step forward in terms of rider safety if the average biker thinks they will get their hands on one of these devices they best have deep pockets as each suit retails in excess of £1,100.

What does this ruling mean for the lower level track users?

Whilst air bag technology is not mandatory across all track sports yet, the good news is that this new ruling is shining the spotlight on rider safety and that surely can only be a good thing. It will only be a matter of time before other sports and regulating bodies will have to follow suit to ensure they too are shown to be taking their rider protection seriously.

More affordable air bag products are currently available such as Hit Air and Moto Air. However it is a French manufacture called Helite who is leading the way with their wide range of high-quality air bag technology for motorcycle users https://www.airvest.co.uk/product-category/motorcyles  . They have just launched their new GP Air Track Vest with Helite UK distributors – Airvest. https://www.airvest.co.uk/product/helite-track-air-vest .