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The Cycle Show will move this year from the NEC in Birmingham, where it’s been for ten years, to a new venue at Alexandra Palace. It’s a great event to browse all things bike and electric bike, hear from some famous names, ask questions and try out a few bikes and e-bikes yourself.
There are loads of bike brands exhibiting at the show, including 3T, BMC, Cannondale, Canyon and Trek, while component, clothing and accessory brands include Giro, DT Swiss and SRAM. You’ll also be able to see for yourself the front mech-killer Classified hub gear and Garmin’s latest computers and smartwatches.
There’ll be the chance to hear from stars of the sport as they’re interviewed on The Cycle Show’s main stage, including ex-pros Sean Kelly and Tom Boonen, round-the-world cyclist Mark Beaumont and rising cyclocross and MTB star Evie Richards.
Other MTB riders in attendance will include the Athertons and Greg Minnaar and there’ll also be appearances from Martyn Ashton and double Paralympic champion Jaco van Gass. Alongside, there’s the Experts Stage with advice from authorities on bike maintenance, commuting, sports nutrition and more.
London eBike Festival
E-bikes are a hot ticket item and they’re also well represented, with entry to The Cycle Show also giving you access to the London eBike Festival, showcasing all things electric. There will be loads of e-bikes on display, from commuter bikes and folders to e-road bikes and electric mountain bikes. Specialist e-bike brands exhibiting include Van Moof and Haibike and you’ll be able to view e-bikes from many other brands including Ribble and Specialized and e-bike systems from Shimano STePS, who are the festival’s sponsor, and from Bosch and Bafang.
There’s a dedicated e-bike talk schedule at the Rutland Cycling eBike Advice Theatre, covering topics from how to choose an ebike and how to start commuting, to maintenance and bike finance.. Experts from Rutland Cycling will be on hand to give you one-to-one buying advice and help you choose an e-bike to suit your needs and budget.
Test ride top bikes
Once you’ve bought your ticket to The Cycle Show, you can pre-register for free to get active in the grounds of Alexandra Palace, with a city bike test track on which you can try out a selection of hundreds of bikes and electric bikes.
You can also ride a two mile loop on an MTB or eMTB and get some MTB handling tips at the free Ride Like A Pro skills sessions. For budding young racers, there’s also the Vitus Balance Bike Flying Laps with prizes for the fastest. Entry to the show is free for kids under 5 and £7 for those between 5 and 16 with an accompanying adult ticket purchase.
Tickets now on sale
It’s easy to get to the show, with secure bike parking on site or you can take the free shuttle bus from Alexandra Palace station. There’s also free on-site parking for 1500 cars.
There are plenty of food and drink options at the show with a variety of hot and cold options, along with a bar and restaurant.
Tickets to The Cycle Show are on sale now (opens in new tab), with adult standard admission costing £16 in advance for each day of the three day show. There’s also VIP admission available for £70 which, among other perks, gives priority entry to the show and the test track timetable as well as private lounge access, free tea and coffee and a goody bag.
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