Only a few weeks away Cycle 2005 looks set to be the biggest bike show in the UK this year. They have moved from London’s trendy Upper Street location to bigger space at ExCel. This means more exhibitors and more space to appreciate the latest stuff for 2006. There will also be more events and even a Cycle Show criterium. Oh yes, we’ll be there too with our very own stand so you can come along and say hello…
Spectators can also watch all the event for free and are being encouraged to combine it with a visit to Cycle 2005. At the show you can check out the new developments from top cycle manufacturers including Brompton, Specialized and Scott; cycle wear from companies such as Adidas, Gore and Rapha. Accessories from distributors like Fisher Outdoor and Decathlon. For a full list of Exhibitors go here
CTC ride to the show
The CTC’s Secretary for London, Clive Ox, is kindly organising and leading a ride to ExCeL on Sunday 16th starting from the concourse at Charing Cross station on the Strand WC2. The ride begins at 9.00am and will pass through central London and Docklands to the north of the Thames.
The distance is 12 miles and the pace will be gentle to medium so arrival at the show is expceted to be around 11.00am. Arrangements have been be made for CTC members to still get the special £8.00 members’ ticket rate on-the-door, but a membership card must be produced at the ticket office to get the rate. More information will appear in the Programme of Rides for the Central London CTC due for publication in mid-Septmber.
Cycle 2005 Criterium Race
If you fancy something a little more hectic then the cream of British amateur cycling is invited to take part in an exciting Criterium race at the Cycle Show at London’s ExCeL on Sunday, October 16. Spectators are welcome to watch the event around the new venue for Cycle 2005.
The men’s and women’s events have a total prize fund of £2,500 and take place over a 1.5k circuit, around ExCeL, which will be completed 20 times. The men’s race runs from 12.00noon to 12.45pm and the women’s from 1.00 to 1.45pm. Entry to the event will cost just £15 and will include entry for the competitor to Cycle 2005 – Britain’s premier cycle show. If any more tickets are required you can buy them online at a discount £10 at www.cycleshow.co.uk or £12 on the door.
Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis and is accepted on standard British Cycling Road and Circuit or Surrey League entry forms. British Cycling forms can be found at British Cycling Please make cheques for £15 payable to SCRL and send them with your entry form to:
115 Foxley Lane
All criterium entries must be received by Tuesday, October 11th
Tickets are available from www.cycleshow.co.uk and you can also enter the Tri-UK Duathlon challenge at the same website with a prize of a £2,000 Fuji Team SL Road cycle.