Hotlines are our distributors in the UK, and they have eschewed the typical bike show in favour of regional “roadshows” where we turn up in key cities around the UK and put our own show on, rather than pay the really ludicrous amounts that national show organisers charge. Truly, we can do four shows in four cities for less than the cost of one show in London. It’s nuts.Last night we were in Bristol, and had our first “Ragley Seminar”, a nice event – 20-30 people sat around on chairs (we nearly ran out, and people were standing up) listening to me talk about how I ended up here (in life terms, not the M62, M6, M5…) and some Q&A’s about everything from hydroformed tubing molds, to patterns (oh, no, patents, sorry), to “the biggest rip-off in the bike industry”. It was good fun, seemed to go down well, and we’ve got another planned for the 17th November in Manchester. More details on that show when we’ve a location – if anyone has any details of any nice exhibition space (3-3500sq ft) in Manchester area, let us know.