“Cycle 2005 is a total cycling experience not to be missed.”
For the first time, the show is being held at ExCeL in London. With a bigger exhibition space the move means even more fantastic, forward thinking products for you to view. ExCeL is located alongside Royal Victoria Dock just 4 miles east of Tower Bridge and a few minutes from Canary Wharf. With 2 dedicated DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations, parking for 4,000 cars and London City Airport just 5-minutes away getting to London’s Exhibition and Convention Centre couldn’t be easier. And don’t forget you can cycle there too.
Buying a new Bike in 2006? you’ll be able to see plenty of new bikes at Cycle 2005, so far exhibitors include:
- Koga Miyata
For the latest news on these brands and the ‘hot products’ go: here
Also at the show you will find a whole host of events including the cycling cinema, the outdoor circuit cup race (Sunday – news story to follow), free bike parking and the international trials competition. There is also a Graham Watson ‘Lance Armstrong Retrospective’ with some of the finest images of the great champion.
And you’ll be able to try out some of the latest commuter and hybrid cycles on the London city test track, see all the latest trends in the fashion dance show and catch a glimpse of some of the most advanced accessories and gadgets for 2006.
You could also get involved yourself by entering the TRI UK duathlon competition, a bike-run-bike race and an exclusive event to the Cycle Show. October 13 is the first day of the show for trade and the next three days are open to the public for a great family day out and the chance to see all the exciting developments in the world of cycling.
Celebrities take on the Duathlon challenge…
Four sports stars fresh from personal triumphs will be among the names present at Cycle 2005 – the UK’s premier cycle show – where they will take part in events and be available on exhibitor’s stands.
Olympic 4x100m gold medalist Darren Campbell, Kona Global Series 24-Hour Mountain Bike winner Jenn O’Connor, Double World Junior Trials Champion Ben Slinger and Maria Costello – the first woman to achieve a podium finish in an Isle of Man TT or Manx GP Road Race will be appearing at the show from October 14-16 at London’s ExCeL.
Darren Campbell’s relay gold in Athens was one of the highlights of the Olympics and another high-point for the Manchester athlete, who has represented GB around the world in Olympics, World and European Championships and at the Commonwealth Games – winning six gold, two silver and four bronze medals. Darren will at the show on Friday, October 14 and signing autographs on the Specialized stand.
Jenn O’Connor won the second event in the Kona Global Series – an off-road endurance event for mountain bikers at Snow Mountain Ranch, Denver, USA, on Sunday, September 11, completing 18 laps of the 11-mile circuit non-stop over 24 hours. Jenn rides a Specialized bike and will be on their exhibitor stand as well as taking part in the Celebrity Duathlon Challenge.
Maria Costello has achieved one of her principle aims in finishing third in the Ultra Lightweight category of the Manx Grand Prix on Sunday, September 4 on the Isle of Man – becoming the first woman in the history of the event to stand on the podium – a fantastic achievement. She is Britain’s fastest female motorcycle racer, Guinness World Record holder for the fastest female lap of the Isle of Man TT.
Maria cycles many miles each week as part of her training. Maria is another Specialized rider who will also take part in the Celebrity Duathlon Challenge as well as appearing on the Specialized stand.
Ben Slinger is the rising star of the UCI World Trials scene. The 17-year-old Team Onza rider went to the World Championships in Livigno, Italy, with high hopes and they were justified. He won the Junior (under 19) categories for both 20” and 26” bike sizes on Sunday – only the second rider to achieve the double in either Junior or Elite events. Ben will take part in the Team Onza Trial at the show and will be on the Onza stand.
Tickets are available from www.cycleshow.co.uk or call 0870 126 1786. Save £2 by pre-booking tickets for the Cycle Show. It’s £12 on the day. Kids get into the show for just £1 (16 years and under, when accompanied by an adult). You can also enter the Tri-UK Duathlon challenge at the same website with a prize of a £2,000 Fuji Team SL Road bike.