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The Cycle Show 2022 Preview

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April 2022, London:

The Cycle Show, the UK’s largest and longest-running cycling exhibition, returns this month alongside the inaugural London eBike Festival with a packed three days of all things cycling. The event heads back to London after a 10-year spell in Birmingham,following a brief hiatus during the pandemic. It returns with a bang from 22-24th April at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace with an impressive roster of guests, brands and things to do.

The Tredz Cycle Show Stage

Taking to the stage across the three days are a number of leading names from each discipling of cycling past and present. Tom Boonen will please the road fans on Friday alongside former three time Olympic track champion Ed Clancy. Trials stars Hans Rey, Martyn Ashton and Chris Akrigg also speak to the live crowds on a busy first day. Saturday sees one of the greatest.

Downhill MTB riders ever on stage in Greg Minnaar, as well as British national road race champion Pfeiffer Georgi and MTB’s The Athertons too. Then, to round out the weekend, on Sunday one of Britain’s most successful female road cyclists Lizzie Deignan is on stage. She’s also joined during the day by paralympic champion Jaco van Gass and former road racing legend, Sean Kelly.

Lizzie Deignan

The Bikes

The Cycle Show is joined by a dedicated electric bike hall in 2022, the London eBike Festival, which will play host to a range of leading eBike brands from not just the UK but around the world. Between the eBike hall and the main Cycle Show, many of the industry’s leading brands will be represented. Specialized will have a focus on their latest electric bike range, while Cannondale, Ribble, BMC and Vitus are amongst those with a range of road bikes to check out. Leisure riders can also take in the latest from the likes of Raleigh and Ridgeback while MTB riders can visit GT, Atherton Bikes, Canyon and others. Expect to see a range of new bike launches at the show too, including from British brand Reilly Cycleworks, eBike brands Mycle and GoCycle and more.

Test Ride

Visitors will also have over 200 bikes available to test ride over the three days. The Demo Village features two test tracks for riders to explore, the City Test Track awaits those commuting to work and looking for a new city bike or after the latest in electric bikes to explore the countryside on. While visitors will also have the unique chance to put the latest MTBs through their paces in the heart of the capital. Test ride your choice of bikes on a two mile loop on the hills and woodland trails through Alexandra Palace parkland.

Family Day Out

It’s not just fun for the adults though as there’s plenty for the kids to enjoy too. The Vitus Kids Test Track is a must-visit for all budding Olympic champions – the chance for the youngsters to show off their talent and bike skills. Or practice your MTB skills on the Dirt Factory pump track on site where kids can challenge their mates to see who can lay down the fastest lap with Cycle Show spot prize swag for the most stylish pump track technique. Finally, seven-time British Trials Champion Scott Wilson will also be on hand running regular trials skills sessions for aspiring riders looking to learn the essentials of bike handling on the Cycle Show’s trials course. Tickets are still available at £16 for an adult ticket, £14 for seniors and students, £7 for children and kids under 5 go free. Entry covers both shows in one

For more information on the Cycle Show and to get your tickets visit www.cycleshow.co.uk.