Cycle 2006 is the UK’s premier cycling exhibition and falls in the prime launch season for all the new bikes and products for 2007. It’s a unique chance to see the very latest bikes, clothing and accessories before they hit the shops – and this year there’s even more to see because the show is even bigger. With hundreds of brands under one roof, ranging from large manufacturers like Specialized and Scott to small specialist builders and designers, the Cycle Show is an essential day out for every kind of cyclist.
Mountain Bike Test Track
A brand new outdoor mountain bike test track means visitors can try out all the latest mountain bikes. The purpose built dirt track will feature North shore structures. Visitors will have the chance to try out bikes from brands such as SCOTT along with Cotic, Cube, Iron Horse, Marin, Muddy Fox, Norco, Pinnacle, Specialized, Whyte and Yeti. The Sram service vehicle and the Muc-Off team will be there to service and clean the bikes up, after each session.
The Bike Boutique means visitors can shop for all the very latest clothing and eyewear and take something home with them for the first time.
Sample a few energy drinks washed down with a cappuccino, while catching classic race action from Cycling TV.
Cycling TV Studio
New to the show this year we have a live TV studio – hosted by Cycling.tv. The studio will be a hive of activity with daily interviews from cycling legends, celebrities and special guest and all the latest racing footage from across the globe.
TRI UK Duathlon
Have a go at the Cycle Show indoor 6k bike/2k run duathlon brought to you by TRI UK. The duathlon is open to novices upwards and places are free with the chance to win a top road bike for the fastest male and female competitors.
Onza International Trials Competition
The world’s elite trials riders meet in London to compete for ?3,000 cash on the huge indoor Onza course. The best Brits including Ben Slinger and Danny Butler will be up against the likes of the 2004 World Champion Coustellier brothers from France.
Bike Fashion Show
Essential for those who want to look good on their bikes. The Cycle Show fashion stage features the hottest cycle clothing and accessories from top bike brands.
Meet The Experts
Expert advice and tips from pro riders, adventure cyclists, bike designers, technical gurus and more.
The Bike Hub
Home to all the leading UK cycling campaign groups and government agencies including the CTC, LCC, British Cycling and Department for Transport. The Hub is the place to find out what’s happening on the ground in cycling.
ExCeL is located in London’s docklands close to Canary Wharf and City Airport with easy access by tube/DLR to London’s mainline stations (25 minutes to Waterloo). It is also home to the London Boat Show and the International Motor Show in 2006. ExCeL’s riverside location offers a host of bars and restaurants to make your visit to the Cycle Show a great day out. Check the Cycle Show website for full travel details.
Service Centre and Free Bike Park
If you’re coming to the show by bike, courtesy of our exhibitors, Cycle is providing a secure bike park where you can leave your bike free of charge. And while you enjoy the show, your bike will get a free check-up by the technical experts.
ExCeL London has been purposefully designed to allow unrestricted access for disabled visitors. For details of parking facilities and wheelchair loan and access please contact the venue (0)20 7069 5000.
Tickets cost £12 on the door and £10 if booked in advance and kids go for a quid. Just call 0870 126 1786 or visit www.cycleshow.co.uk to book now.