Snow stops Motorcycle Show
08-Jan-10by Annie Byrne
Organisers of the National Motorcycle Show have been forced to cancel the event, due to the adverse weather conditions. Organised by Bike Shows Europe, the event was due to place at Manchester Central between 9 and 10 January.Show director Howard Cartledge says: “With a show like the National Motorcycle Show, safety has always been of utmost importance to us, and we just won’t take the risk for exhibitors or visitors. “With the extreme weather, travel conditions to and from the venue are just too dangerous, and as many as 45 of our exhibitors, and the stunt teams, are snowed-in across the UK and unable to travel to Manchester.” “It is with huge regret and extreme disappointment that we have had to make this decision. We would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard on the show.” Manchester Central’s sales director Paula Lorimer says despite the snow, the venue is still open for business.“Manchester, like most places in the UK, has had a lot of snow but the main routes and city centre roads are all reasonably clear, having been gritted. The venue itself is fully accessible and open for business,” she says.Organisers are in talks to find another date for the show in April.