This year’s Cycle Show is set to be better than ever with brand new features including the Condor Clothing Retail Zone, the Outdoor Mountain Bike Test Track, Cycling.tv studio and Tacx interactive racing area. For the first time, visitors to the show will be able to buy clothing and accessories from the Condor Clothing Retail Zone. Run exclusively by London bike brand Condor, the zone will feature brands including Campagnolo, Crumpler, Endura, Gore and Specialized.
The new purpose built outdoor mountain bike test track will feature North Shore structures and visitors will have the chance to try out bikes from brands such as Club Roost, Cotic, Cube, DMR, Felt, Fuji, Hope, Iron Horse, Kona, Marin, Muddy Fox, Norco, Pashley, Pinnacle, Rock Shox, Rocky Mountain, Schwinn, Scott, Specialized, USE, Whyte and Yeti. The Sram service vehicle and the Muc-Off team will be there to service and clean bikes up, after sessions on the track.
The Cycling.tv studio will be a hive of activity with daily interviews from cycling legends, celebrities and special guests as well as showing all the latest racing footage from across the globe. GB riders Bradley Wiggins and Roger Hammond are just two of the confirmed guests.
Energetic visitors can test their speed and ability on the all new Satori and Fortius trainers in the Tacx racing challenge where they can virtually race against the clock on a range of courses including classic Tour de France stages.
Along with all the new additions, this year’s Cycle Show will also include regular features including the Tri UK duathlon (visitors can take part for free – visit www.cycleshow.co.uk), the commuter test track and the Onza international trials competition which will be even more impressive, taking place on a huge stage surrounded by tiered seating that will double up as the fashion show stage.
Fashion shows will be frequent and will showcase brands including Endura, Foska and Gore. An impressive exhibitor list includes over 120 brands, cycling organisations, cycling holiday companies and charities including partner charity Leukemia Research.
Show director Mick Bennett said:
“Each year we aim to make the show a different and more enjoyable experience for visitors. We listen to feedback and this year we have added the mountain bike test track and a bigger trials area following suggestions we got last year. The Show is a great day out for cycling enthusiasts, families or those looking for advice on their first bike. As well as being a chance to see all the latest bikes and accessories before they hit the shops in 2007 it is also a chance to enjoy all the interactive features.”
The Show takes place at ExCeL, London on October 6-8. Tickets cost £12 on the door or £10 in advance and kids go for a quid. Visit www.cycleshow.co.uk or call 0870 126 1786 to book yours now.