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The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« on: 05 January 2015, 12:38:39 PM »
Hi there

 I work for MCN and we are hosting our fantastic annual motorcycle show at the fabulous Excel in London, 13-15th Feb to celebrate our 60th Birthday! Kick start your year with an array of live biking action, amazing deals on kit and accessories and interactive zones. With adrenaline fuelled, celeb packed, wall to wall action, plus a WORLD EXCLUSIVE display of racing legend Valentino Rossi's bikes we are starting our celebrations with a real bang....

Check out the fantastic interactive zones such as Adventure, Classic, Sport & Performance and Custom, so if you are seeking your next adventure or restoring a classic, then these zones will have everything you need! Try all the hottest 2015 bikes out for size, with all the top manufacturers. Don't miss our 60th anniversary celebration of bikes, plus Top Gears own James May and Richard Hammond have leant us their personal classic collections!

It would be great to get some feedback from genuine bikers like yourselves, we also have an exclusive discount we are offering to club members! Book group tickets for 10+ people and receive 20% off per ticket making tickets £12.80, call 0800 3580058 and quote GROUPA

For more info visit... www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com

As I said, it would be great to hear from anyone interested in the show, or if you have been before it would be great to hear from you!!!

Here's to 2015...

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #1 on: 05 January 2015, 12:53:35 PM »
Interesting...

Was going to pop along anyway with wife, so some cheap tickets wouldn't go a miss. Would we all have to go on same day though?

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #2 on: 05 January 2015, 03:25:45 PM »
Myself and three mates went to this show at the Excel about seven years ago after buying "VIP" tickets where we were "guaranteed priority  entry" to the shows and displays. We couldn't get into one of them and when we complained we were more or less told "tough shit" it's first come first served and basically the VIP tickets were a con. MCN's customer service skills are non existent. I wrote a letter of complaint to MCN but never received (or really expected) a reply.
After that I swore I would never attend another MCN event or buy another copy of their garbage paper. I haven't either.


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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #3 on: 09 January 2015, 08:34:56 AM »
This story is about nothing.

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #4 on: 09 January 2015, 05:14:59 PM »
I went along last year and was a little unimpressed. It feels like the poor relation to the NEC show IMHO.
I think they must be struggling to sell tickets if they have joined a forum to tout them lol.

Having said that I am going along again this year. I had hoped to sit on the MT-09 Tracer but so far looks as if Yamaha could not be bothered to attend either.
http://www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com/exhibitors.php
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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #5 on: 12 January 2015, 08:47:10 AM »
I went along last year and was a little unimpressed. It feels like the poor relation to the NEC show IMHO.
I think they must be struggling to sell tickets if they have joined a forum to tout them lol.

Having said that I am going along again this year. I had hoped to sit on the MT-09 Tracer but so far looks as if Yamaha could not be bothered to attend either.
http://www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com/exhibitors.php



Never noticed Yammy weren't attended. Was looking forward to checking out the Tracer too. :( 
I can't see BMW or Harley Davidson on the list either... - two more big names who have decided to give this year a miss.


Still, Ducati will be there and will hopefully be showing off their new Scambler. Kwak are there too, hopefully with their new super duper H2 thingy.


Not done the Brum show yet, distance and kids has always made it more hassle. The MCN show is only round corner and coincides with a school inset day, so perfect excuse to keep 'um occupied. They loved sitting on all the bikes last year - probably sat on more than me!

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #6 on: 13 January 2015, 06:51:23 PM »
Hi there

 I work for MCN and we are hosting our fantastic annual motorcycle show at the fabulous Excel in London, 13-15th Feb to celebrate our 60th Birthday! Kick start your year with an array of live biking action, amazing deals on kit and accessories and interactive zones. With adrenaline fuelled, celeb packed, wall to wall action, plus a WORLD EXCLUSIVE display of racing legend Valentino Rossi's bikes we are starting our celebrations with a real bang....

Check out the fantastic interactive zones such as Adventure, Classic, Sport & Performance and Custom, so if you are seeking your next adventure or restoring a classic, then these zones will have everything you need! Try all the hottest 2015 bikes out for size, with all the top manufacturers. Don't miss our 60th anniversary celebration of bikes, plus Top Gears own James May and Richard Hammond have leant us their personal classic collections!

It would be great to get some feedback from genuine bikers like yourselves, we also have an exclusive discount we are offering to club members! Book group tickets for 10+ people and receive 20% off per ticket making tickets £12.80, call 0800 3580058 and quote GROUPA

For more info visit... www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com

As I said, it would be great to hear from anyone interested in the show, or if you have been before it would be great to hear from you!!!

Here's to 2015...


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Myself and three mates went to this show at the Excel about seven years ago after buying "VIP" tickets where we were "guaranteed priority  entry" to the shows and displays. We couldn't get into one of them and when we complained we were more or less told "tough shit" it's first come first served and basically the VIP tickets were a con. MCN's customer service skills are non existent. I wrote a letter of complaint to MCN but never received (or really expected) a reply.
After that I swore I would never attend another MCN event or buy another copy of their garbage paper. I haven't either.
Rant Over.


I'll add a plus one to Grayo experience I went a few years on the trot some years back and it was crap their was sooooo many there you could hardly move let alone see anything, never again waste of money.  It's the same with most of these shows now days they make them as small as possible and charge a ridiculous entry price, extortionate parking fee and the food/drink is poor quality at double if not more than it should be it's all about profit not whether you have a good time or can see anything!   
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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #7 on: 19 January 2015, 10:29:58 PM »
Any of you looking to take the OP up on the group discount offer?

As they sent a very polite pm asking permission to post, I figured that as a few of you are likely to take a look see, may as well try and save you a few sheckles toward a pint/bling/tat at the show.

Thought that there would have been a bit more of a positive response to it than this if I'm honest.
 I would, but the fare from over here may prove a little more than the projected discount...
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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #8 on: 20 January 2015, 05:44:39 AM »
I went one year....  Never again. 
I went with two other friends and I haven't seen them since.
One got sucked up a massive chocolate pipe and the other turned into a blueberry

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #9 on: 20 January 2015, 08:59:19 AM »
I'll probably go this year weather dependant; however if a good response materialises to take advantage of the group discount offer - I'll definitely go... I need to get my bike porn fix...
 
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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #10 on: 23 January 2015, 05:28:23 PM »
Hi All

I am sorry to hear of any bad experiences you have had in the past.

I am please to announce that more manufacturers have now confirmed their attendance, including Suzuki, Aprilia, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, BMW, Triumph, Moto Guzzi and Piaggio and more.

Here are some show updates for those interested in attending:

REVEALED: Our brand- new Live Action Show SLIDE (in association with Michelin)! John McGuiness joins Chris Walker and James Whitham as they battle it out on our new short-track inspired track! With thrills, spills and no doubt a bit of cheating, "it'll be utter carnage". The action is due to place in the middle of the show arena 4 times a day over the weekend and 3 times on Friday!

JUST CONFIRMED: Dunlop, Anstey, Johnston, Hickman and Lougher officially launch Classic TT Festival at the show! We are giving this fantastic festival the launch it deserves as we bring together the top road riders and some of their machines in a celebration of this truly unique event.
 
FOGGY FRIDAY: King of the Jungle Foggy will be opening the show for one day only! On Friday 13th, he will be meeting fans, signing autographs and chatting to Whitham on stage.

2015's HOTTEST NEW BIKES: Feast your eyes on the hottest new bikes of 2015! From all the top manufacturers including Yamaha! With an irresistible display of shiny new machines you will feel like a kid in a candy shop.
 
DON'T FORGET: The WORLD EXCLUSIVE display of Rossi bikes plus James May & Richard Hammonds personal classic collection.

***Exclusive Club discount available***

GROUPS 10+ Call 0800 3580058 and quote GROUPA for 20% off pp
Or grab some mates- GROUP 4+ Call 0800 3580058 for 10% off pp

For more show information visit our website: http://goo.gl/bRuCbp

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #11 on: 24 January 2015, 08:50:25 AM »
Seeing as someone from MCN seems to be picking up comments it seems an ideal opportunity to give some feedback about experiences at the London show.


From my point of view, Excel is just down the road, so it's an ideal show to attend, but it's grossly overpriced! I don't want to see all the live action stuff, I want to see new bikes and kit, with the chance of a good deal.


MCN offer advance tickets for £16, but you can't actually buy one for £16 because the link sends you to an agent who demands a £1.50 "fulfilment" fee. Do I feel fulfilled? Do I b*ll*cks!


Then, if you want to buy anything, you take the car. Last year it was £15 to park. For a show that you couldn't spend more than half a day at, it's a rip off. If the London Dive Show hadn't given me something to do in the afternoon, anything I saved on deals at the show would have been written off!


Then there's the show itself: it seems to have been getting smaller year on year, and is much smaller than the NEC event. Fewer exhibitors means fewer deals and therefore fewer punters and a downward spiral.


I'm well aware that a lot of the costs are down to Excel, but I have to say that I wouldn't be going this year if the Dive Show wasn't on at the same time again. There isn't enough to attract individuals who aren't bothered with an artificial race show and couldn't care less if Foggy opens it.


How about returning to AllyPally? Certainly a venue change should reduce costs to exhibitors and visitors, and might make London the premium show, rather than an also-ran.

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #12 on: 24 January 2015, 05:43:56 PM »
Excellent summary BMCfaz, like to see how u come back from that mcn ???
Nec bike show is the one to go !

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #13 on: 27 January 2015, 08:07:35 PM »
Well seeing as I have never actually attended this event I thought it might be worth a look. Apparently not.  :thumbdown

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #14 on: 10 February 2015, 04:58:53 PM »
I'm desparate to blow the cobwebs out, scrub my new tyres in and try my new custom Digger seat out. The weather looks to be dry this weekend, so I plan to go the Excel on Sunday...  ;)
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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #15 on: 26 February 2015, 10:03:57 AM »
Hi All

Was wondering if anyone made it to the show this year? Would be great to get some personal feedback as this year was reported as the best year since the change in venue so would be great to compare thoughts. 

We do take on board all feedback and will report back the above however some feedback from any one who made it to the show this year would be great!

We are also hosting our brand new event, the MCN Festival of Motorcycling on 156th-17th May at the Peterborough show ground! With shiny new bikes, live entertainment, camping and massive bargains, this event is going to be our best yet... grab your mates and bring your helmet as you can even test ride some of 2015 hottest new bikes! check out our website for more info...http://goo.gl/CeSCJq0

Let me know your thoughts.... thanks  :D

 

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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #16 on: 26 February 2015, 04:27:27 PM »
Unfortunatly I was unable to go due to a family emergency... I'm gutted I missed it as I planned it for weeks...  :\
 
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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #17 on: 26 February 2015, 05:54:52 PM »
It's very possible the total lack of response is a reflection of past comments, i.e. it's all about MCN and the venue making money and not about the visiitor.  But I could be wrong, if nothing else you should get a response now either way  ;)   
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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #18 on: 27 February 2015, 12:02:11 AM »
Despite my previous negative comments I did actually enjoy the show this year.

The Rossi bits and bobs on display were nice to see, the bike out in the open up on a plinth to enable cheesy photo's was a nice touch. Better than being behind a rope and out of reach so to speak.
Very much enjoyed looking at Richard Hammonds and James Mays bikes and reading the info on them.
The custom bikes although not my thing were good to see, the time and effort that went into making them was impressive.

Father-in-law and I sat on many bikes and I think it has convinced him to change from his current V-strom 650 to the new XT version when it comes out.
So in my eyes it is mission accomplished, Suzuki will almost certainly have a sale out of it.

In all honesty I think the only negative comment I could make is the venue is still a touch too small in my eyes. We walked round it twice and even stopped for lunch and had left by 2pm. Makes me feel as though I am not getting value for money in comparison to the NEC show. Especially when you factor in the price of parking is £15 for a whole day and we were there for a little over 4 hours.

I think the only reason it was busier than last year is that the bike industry has many new and interesting bikes, people love to fondle the new toys.

The question is, would I go again?? yes I would. (next time I will take a packed lunch than pay £6 for a hotdog though lol)
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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #19 on: 27 February 2015, 07:37:59 PM »
In all honesty I think the only negative comment I could make is the venue is still a touch too small in my eyes. We walked round it twice and even stopped for lunch and had left by 2pm.
This sums up my feelings. enjoyed the show and sitting on all the toys, just wish there was more, maybe bigger room too?


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Re: The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2015
« Reply #20 on: 28 February 2015, 09:58:04 AM »
Just to add my two pence worth, I didn't go this year, I went 3 years ago and I said I would probably not go again, the reasons being:


I felt I had paid a lot of money (entrance and parking) to basically go to the shops.


I enjoyed the live action show and we did had great seats for that, but it looks like it's a free for all standing up affair now, is that correct?  If that's the case that would mean more queueing to mean you can actually see something, this puts me off.  We said on the day if it hadn't been for the live action show we would have felt totally ripped off.


Sitting on bikes doesn't do it for me, I can't afford a new bike and one bike is pretty much like another to sit on, I love how they sound and how they ride, obviously we can't ride them but I would like more noise/demos.


I would like to see more interviews with top riders and more opportunities to meet riders.  I can go down the local showroom for free to sit on bikes but I can't meet riders, I want something the highstreet can't offer.


I agree that it was very small, we had done it all in a couple of hours but scratched around for a couple of hours revisiting trade stands just  to try and get value for money.


Sorry guys, not really my bag.
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