Visitors to this week’s London Bike Show at the Excel Centre will be able to ride bikes from Canyon, Fondriest, Rose, Scott and Vitus on the RoadCyclingUK test track.
This year’s latest road bikes will be available to ride on a first-come-first-served basis on the indoor track, which will also host a series of criterium races during the show, which opens at 1pm on Thursday February 13.
The test track will be open to London Bike Show visitors aged 16 and over, and riders will be required to leave a debit/credit card or driving licence as identification. The bikes will be stored on racks from OD Designs, while helmets are compulsory and will be supplied by the show organisers.
The test track makes way for racing at 3:30pm on Friday with an industry and media event, followed by a men’s category four and men’s elite/cat one/cat two race from 3pm on Saturday, and a men’s category three and women’s elite/cat one/cat two/cat three race race from 2pm on Sunday.
The London Bike Show gives visitors the chance to check out the latest gear from some of the biggest brands in cycling. Vitus will use the show to unveil the 2015 Vitus Vitesse Evo road bike, as ridden by the An Post-Sean Kelly team this season, while Sean Kelly himself will be on the brand’s stand on Friday afternoon.
Raleigh, meanwhile, will display their 15-strong road range, including the Militis used by the Raleigh-GAC team. The show will also host the inaugural Total Women’s Cycling Awards on Thursday evening.
Adult tickets cost £16 in advance and £20 on the door, while senior/student tickets are £13 in advance and £15 on the door. Children under 16 are free. Tickets also include entry to the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show, the Triathlon Plus Show and the London International Dive Show (Saturday/Sunday only).
Tickets are available to purchase through the London Bike Show website.