martian

Cannondale is getting into the travelling demo roadshow thing in a big way, with its "Epidemic Tour" visiting Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK with two custom-built demo vehicles. Each will be packed to the gills with Gemini, Prophet, Scalpel and F-series MTBs and Six13, Synapse and CAAD8 road bikes.

There's also new demo trailers and bike fleets in France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands - if you're travelling to any sizable international events there's a fair chance you'll encounter them there. The international schedule is apparently somewhere on www.cannondale.com

All the demos are run in conjunction with local Cannondale dealers, so it's probably best to contact the shops for further details.

June:

• 15: Keswick MTB Centre, Keswick

• 16: Noah's Ark, Gloucestershire

• 22: Chevin Cycles, Otley, Leeds

• 24-26: Saab Salomon Mountain Mayhem

July:

• 3: Swinnertons Cycles, Cannock

• 7: Kings Cycles, Somerset

• 9-10: Alf Jones, Wrexham