Border Blast 2020

The Bikeseven Border Border Blast 20/20 - has been postponed! Apologies.

Sunday 22nd March 2020
How to book Your Rides:
We've made the booking of the bikes as easy as buying items from our online shop. Easy as 1,2,3!

1. Look for the tabs with the Bike Brands and choose a Brand you'd like to Demo.
2. Choose a Model you'd like to demo and a time slot.
3. Click 'Add to cart' (if its not available, try another time slot)
Here you have two options, go through the checkout or select other bikes to demo in the same way.
(if you plan to demo a few bikes, give yourself enough time between time slots on the day to chill out, have a brew and adjust the next model you plan to take out.)

Once you get to the checkout stage, you can enter your details,  then enter a password for the next time you use Bikeseven's Online shop. The time slots are an hour long, which is enough time to get setup on the bike and ride the blue Trail. (If a bike says its out of stock, please check other time slots)

Your booking is complete, we'll see you at Border Blast 2020!

Please note that you are not buying the bikes, you are booking a time slot to ride that specific bike FREE. However, you can talk to us on the day if you want to buy one of our demo bikes, of course they will be at a discounted price, due to being demo’d.

Still not sure how to go about booking; just give us a call and we'll help 01228 792497.

What we suggest you bring with you on the demo day:
- Yourself.
- Identification (Drivers License/Passport): This is essential, no ID, no riding shiny bikes. We also ask you to complete a British Cycling Form as the event is registered with British Cycling and the Forestry Commission.
- Appropriate Clothing: It may be wet, it may be dry, we don’t know, it is the Borders after all.
- Your own pedal and shoes (if you want to try bikes with your own cycling footwear) otherwise standard flat pedals will be on all bikes.
- Your own cycling gear: A helmet, we wont give you a bike without one. Also, we won’t have enough multi-tools and puncture repair kits to go round, we will help out where we can but otherwise bring your own.
- You will have to fill in a few forms on the day, so bring your writing hands as well
- A Parent. If you are under 16, you will need parental consent to ride.

Booking Bikes for trail riding is FREE.
Registration for the day is in the RED tent and costs just £5. Every delegate receives a a FREE drinks bottle. 

So if you have any questions or know which bikes you would like to Demo and what time slot you would like, please do not hesitate to call us on 01228 792497 or email us on
The Trails
If you have not ridden at Newcastleton 7Stanes before, there’s a skills loop with practice obstacles for honing your skills and a fantastic new PumpTrack. A Red Trail, that can be done in 2 hrs with lots of lovely singletrack and a nice little red-graded downhill section at the end. There is also a Blue Trail which will take about 45 minutes which has some really nice fast sweeping singletrack, this is the suggested loop for your demo ride, click here to view more information about 7Stanes. 
Saturday 21March 2020
Show day at Bikeseven Cycle Service, Longtown, Carlisle. We have a fantastic range of brands including Cube, Kona, Focus & Saracen to view before you get the chance to demo them. A great day for people who consider the different MTB options; 29ers, 27.5's , PLUS & full suspension bikes and now also Electric MTB Bikes!  This is your chance to view some of the 2020's range of bikes. Cookies, coffee & tea served throughout the day.
Border Blast 20/20: 22nd March 2020
Demo/Test ride some on the finest MTB and eMTB's in the country
on the NEW improved 7Stanes Trails of Newcastleton​​​​​​​ plus Base Camp on Douglas Square in the village.

Sunday 22nd March 2020
Demo Day in Newcastleton, Scottish Borders using the 7Stanes trails. This day will involve lots of outdoor cycling, a great day for some keen cyclists to demo a bike of their choice. Ideal for novices and experts.

The Bikeseven Border Blast 20/20 is your chance to come and join us and demo some of the new fantastic 2020 bikes in the wonderful Scottish/English border regions. We will have fine catering and also changing facilities and a plethora of bikes. Brands that will be supporting us for our 8th annual demo day include: Cube, Fantic, Focus, Marin, Kona, Kalkhoff, Orbea, Saracen and more. A small Bikeseven Special Sale display, will include tyres, tubes, helmets and more. 

New this year is the opportunity to testride some touring, trekking and Urban eBikes on the quiet village roads. These bikes can only be booked on the day.

Catering is available from the amazing establishments on Douglas Square as well as elsewhere in the Village. Bacon Butties, Burgers and Drinks also available from Phillip's Bar in Basecamp.

Simply turn up on the day or book a bike. Booking bikes is free. Registration for the day is just £5, on the day. Every delegate receives a a free drinks bottle.