Henry Cole restoration live

Henry Cole, the charismatic presenter and motorcycle enthusiast, is set to take centre stage at the show, promising an electrifying blend of technical expertise, captivating storytelling, and the thrill of a live motorcycle restoration.

Cole, a seasoned host of The Motorbike Show and Shed & Buried, has had the privilege of witnessing the unparalleled craftsmanship of engineering genius Allen Millyard up close. This hands-on experience has instilled in Cole a deep appreciation for the art of motorcycle restoration, and he's eager to share this passion with the show's attendees.

At the Henry Cole Ready to Ride Workshop, Cole will join forces with Millyard and fellow motorcycle enthusiast Guy Willison to breathe life back into a vintage Weslake Triton motorcycle. This iconic British motorcycle, once a powerhouse on both road and track, will undergo a meticulous restoration process, captivating the audience with its intricate details and the expertise of the restoration team.

Cole, always enthusiastic and engaging, will narrate the restoration process, providing insights into the history of the Weslake Triton and the challenges and triumphs of bringing a classic motorcycle back to life. The stage will come alive with the anticipation of seeing the Triton roar back to life.

In the words of Cole himself, "I'm very lucky, because I get to see engineering genius Allen Millyard at work up close, when he restores motorcycles for The Motorbike Show and Shed & Buried.  We're going to try and recreate some of that magic at the MCN London Show, when we fettle a Weslake Triton live on stage. What could possibly go wrong?"

This live restoration, coupled with Cole's captivating storytelling and Millyard's unparalleled expertise, promises to be an unforgettable highlight of the 2024 Devitt Insurance London Motorcycle Show. Fans of vintage motorcycles, engineering enthusiasts, and those simply fascinated by the world of motorcycling will find themselves captivated by this unique and engaging experience.


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**Warning MotorSport is dangerous**

Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. In respect of these, you are present at your own risk. During the Extreme Enduro Live Action shows the noise levels in the hall will be elevated. If you have concerns over the elevated noise levels free hearing protection is available from the stewards around the Extreme Enduro Live Action area.

The 2024 Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show will feature all the important new motorcycle models available in the UK in 2024. There will be bikes from the biggest global motorcycling manufacturers to specialised boutique brands, displaying their range of their latest machines. Plus, we’re expecting some 2024 model launches to take place live at the show!

There’s plenty of entertainment on offer too with the UK’s toughest indoor Enduro course, where some of the UK’s finest off-road riders will compete. Watch jaw-dropping displays of skill & control over treacherous obstacles, daring jumps, and unforgiving terrain in this unique live action show. 

If you’re planning a motorcycle adventure, then don’t miss Charley Boorman’s Adventure Base Camp, where the Long Way Round star will help you dream big and plan properly; with life on the road stories, anecdotes, advice, inspiration and essential tips for adventure planning.

And the entertainment doesn’t end there. Henry Cole presents the Ready to Ride Workshop along with bike builders extraordinaires Allen Millyard and Guy Willison and over on the MCN’s World of Bikes Stage, the MCN team and special guests will share their views on 2024’s hottest new bikes; the best new kit, innovations and tech coming this year, and used bike buying tips and advice. Plus world-famous sports riders share their riding and racing stories.

You might need a rest after all that fun, and where better to chill out than the Classic and Custom Café, packed with displays of the finest custom and vintage bikes. Then it’s time to hit the retail zone and make the most of the bargains on offer across helmets, leathers, textiles, gloves and boots plus all the accessories you can think of!

The countdown is on!