Following last year’s most successful Cycle Show ever, Cycle 2006 is set to take place at ExCeL once again – joining a list of top sporting events being held at the venue. The show will be bigger and better than ever with 22% more floor space than last year meaning more room for exhibitors and features.
Cycle 2006 is the latest in a line of premier cycling and sporting events that ExCeL, London, has attracted in the last two years – enhancing its profile as a world-class venue for events. During 2005 the exhibition centre was named as a 2012 Olympics venue for six events, held the world’s largest triathlon, the British International Motor Show and the most successful ever Cycle Show.
ExCeL has also announced that it will host the Permanence of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France, meaning almost 5,000 people associated with the event, including world press and the organising committee, will be at the venue. Cycle Show Director Mick Bennett said:
“We are in great company at ExCeL and the rising profile of the venue means it is the perfect place for Cycle to grow.
“The Cycle Show is an unmissable event for anyone with any interest in cycling and with great features including the international trials competition and the mountain bike test track it’s a fantastic day out for all the family.”
This will be Cycle’s second year at ExCeL after it outgrew its original venue at the Business Design Centre.
Organised by Upper Street Events, the show has already attracted a long list of exhibitors including Brompton, Chicken & Sons, Condor, Extra, Fisher, Jim Walker, Paligap, Rapha, Scott, Sigma, Specialised, Sugoi, Trek and WL Gore. Transport for London will also be exhibiting along with the UK’s biggest elite cycle race – The Tour of Britain, and Cycling TV.
The show attracted 120 exhibitors last year and features included a Transport for London test track where visitors could try out the bikes on display, a celebrity duathlon with competitors including athletes Iwan Thomas and Darren Campbell, and the Onza international trials competition. The show also hosted the first ever ExCeL Cycle Circuit race.
Kevin Murphy, Deputy CEO at ExCeL London said:
“This is a very exciting time for us. To be an important part of the 2012 Olympic Games and to host some of the world’s major international sporting events, as well as the majority of the UK’s leading exhibitions, is fantastic and shows the flexibility and potential of our venue.
“Since its move from the Business Design Centre last year, the Cycle Show has been able to utilise our extra space and make the show bigger and more interactive. We are looking forward to working with the Cycle Show to make sure their show is an even bigger success this year.”
Cycle 2006 takes place on the 5th – 8th of October. For enquiries about exhibiting at Cycle 2006 please contact Andrew Brabazon or James Tibbetts on 020 7288 6733. Or for more information on the Cycle Show please visit www.cycleshow.co.uk