The UK’s largest cycling show returns to the ExCel London in 2016, hosting the biggest bicycle brands, the brightest stars of the cycling world and all the best gear for all your cycling needs. Running from 11-14 February, tickets to the Bike Show will also give visitors unparalleled access to The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show, Triathlon Show: London and for the first time the London International Dive Show.
The London Bike Show has over 300 confirmed exhibitors, including the biggest name brands in the cycling industry. For those looking for the latest and greatest in cycling gear, the Bike Show is the ultimate destination for everything from bicycles, clothing, innovation and accessories, all under one roof.
The show will feature a 500m bike test track in partnership with Bikes Etc. - allowing visitors to test out a whole range of premium road, commuter and electric bikes for size before purchasing. Visiting families can take advantage of the kid’s track, where budding riders can try out a full range of kid’s bikes in a safe space.
Air to the Throne
New for 2016, Air to the Throne is a must-see spectacle for all freestyle fans, mountain bikers and thrill seekers. The progressive AT3 custom-built course is designed to test the skills of the best riders in the world and will host spectacular demos from eight world-class BMX and MTB riders throughout Thursday and Friday. Over the weekend the excitement intensifies as the competitions gets underway; 30 of the best riders will battle it out for a chance to win the €10,000 prize pot and to be crowned King of the Throne. Whether you are a freestyle fanatic or new to the sport, the sheer scale of the challenge and the extreme skills of the riders, will keep children and adults alike captivated.
Returning to the show in 2016, The Surrey Performance Training Hub, offering premium performance testing at a huge discount. Visiting cyclists can book two hour one-to-one sessions with expert sport physiologists, consisting of a full physical assessment around technique, fitness and nutrition. Results will be processed on-site by the team of experts, who will draw up a full analysis and performance review, before outlining a personalized and detailed training plan that will help you to dramatically improve your cycling performance before the new season.
After another great year for British cycling in 2015, cycling enthusiasts should not miss out on visiting the Cycling Performance Theatre space sponsored by Cycle Guard for a chance to listen to talks from a stellar list of special guest speakers. Previous guests include Great Britain’s most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy, three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond and downhill MTB legend Steve Peat. The full line-up for 2016 will be revealed over the coming months.
Anyone still in need of an adrenaline fix can make their way to the Action Sports Tour area; featuring some of the world’s best stunt riders performing daily demos that will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as the riders perform stunts and display their astounding skills, control and nerve. There will even be the chance for spectators to win some very special Action Sports Tour merchandise.
After proving a huge success in 2015, the StreetVelodrome returns in 2016 to give visitors the chance to get involved in the action-packed thrill of track cycling in the world’s only pop up velodrome. Sign-up to take part in the action or simply cheer from the side-lines; the StreetVelodrome is guaranteed entertainment for the whole family.
After a busy day at the show, the Workshop Café is the perfect place to unwind, as well as getting useful maintenance and bike-care tips from Cytech’s expert mechanics and trainers. In addition, the annual Cytech Fastest Wrench competition returns to the café. Fancy your chances at beating the 44 second tyre-changing record? Sign-up on any of the four days and be in with a chance to win great prizes and the glory of being Fastest Wrench 2016.
The London Bike Show has also teamed up with Evans Cycles to organise a pre-show sportive, which will form part of the Ride It series, for all cycling fanatics keen for a full day of bike related action across Saturday and Sunday. Setting off early from the ExCel, the route will take riders on a 60 mile loop out of the city and into the countryside, through Epping Forest and back in time for the show to kick off. Visitors can buy their combined tickets to the London Bike Show and the Ride It sportive from Evans Cycles.
The huge range of features, attractions and big name brands under one roof ensures that the 2016 London Bike Show is sure to be a highlight in the cycling calendar. The diversity of the show means that whether you are a passionate road, mountain or commuter cyclist, you are guaranteed to be kept busy by everything on offer, including access to all FOUR shows for the price of one.
British Cycling members can get 20% off adult tickets until 31 January 2016. Find out more here.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.thelondonbikeshow.co.uk