The London Bike Show

January 13-16 2011, ExCeL, London

2011 sees the launch of The London Bike Show at ExCeL. The show will co-locate with the well-established London International Boat Show and The Outdoors Show to create the UK’s largest event for anyone interested in outdoors pursuits.

Supported by the world’s leading cycling media it'll bring together all cycling disciplines in one HUGE arena! Covering everything from road and mountain bikes to BMX, commuter, electric, track, trials and children’s bikes, you'll have the chance to test out the very latest products, watch amazing stunt displays and get expert advice from the pros.

Plus, get the chance to meet the teams from your favourite magazines, with displays from Mountain Biking UK, Cycling Plus, What Mountain Bike, Procycling and Triathlon Plus.

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Visitor attractions include:

The Skoda Bike Arena

The Škoda Bike Arena will be the place to try bikes, have a go on various features and meet pro riders. Visitors will be able to watch displays by the Animal Relentless Bike Tour and The Clan stunt team, ride the latest mountain bikes on a timber trail designed and built by the experts from Glentress in Scotland, or get stuck into the commuter experience on the test track.

Škoda bike arena: škoda bike arena

The Clan stunt shows: The Clan, made up of some of Scotland's most talented trials, BMX and mountain bike riders, will be doing regular displays throughout the show. Expect to see bikes and riders flying through the air, performing near-impossible feats of balance and nerve. All of this on a custom-built stunt rig which pushes the riders to their limits, and sometimes beyond. There'll be plenty of chances to meet the crew during the show.

Forest trail: The Glentress Trailfairies are a group of volunteers who help build and maintain the world-class mountain bike trails at Glentress Forest in the Scottish Borders. They'll be building a full woodland-style track for you to ride in the Škoda Bike Arena at ExCeL London. Just like at a real 7stanes trail centre, there'll be a choice of routes – a blue graded beginner/improver track with flowing North Shore style timber trail, a series of red graded obstacles for more advanced riders, and a black option for experts. There'll be a challenge for all ability levels, and coaching from the team, so get yourself signed up for a session at the show.

Commuter track: The London cycling experience will be brought into the Bike Arena in the form of the Commuter Track. You'll be able to choose your favourite road bike and take a spin, but be warned – you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for some of the challenges of cycling in the big smoke!

Škoda Yeti Driving Experience: Here you'll be able to take a ride across an off-road obstacle course in a Škoda Yeti 4x4.

Cytech Technical Advice Centre

Cytech’s experts will be on hand throughout the show running demos.: cytech’s experts will be on hand throughout the show running demos.

Throughout the show, the Bike Stage will host demonstrations by the technical cycling gurus from Cytech. Demonstrations will cover everything from swapping inner tubes to suspension tuning. You’ll also have the chance to find out how to turn your passion for cycling into a career by training as a Cytech technician. After learning from the experts, you can test your bike maintenance skills in the Cytech 'Fastest Wrench in the West'competition.

Cycling Experts Lounge

Take the weight off your feet in the Cycling Experts Lounge and discover a whole host of useful information. Whether you’re an experienced rider or thinking about buying your first bike, you'll be able to get loads of useful tips about buying a bike, local bike shops and the tax-free Cycle to Work scheme.

Animal Relentless Bike Tour

Martyn ashton and his crew will show off their trials, street riding and dirt jumping skills at the london bike show 2011: martyn ashton and his crew will show off their trials, street riding and dirt jumping skills at the london bike show 2011

The Animal Relentless crew will bring their unique blend of stunt riding to The London Bike Show. Led by UK trials legend Martyn Ashton and featuring dirt jump stars Sam Pilgrim and Blake Samson, they'll perform demos throughout the four-day show. Anyone who's seen them at BikeRadar Live, or one of their many shows across the country, will know their displays aren't to be missed. The combination of Ashton's incredible skill, control and balance, and spectacular aerial tricks from Pilgrim and Samson will leave you open-mouthed in amazement.

BikeRadar Chill Out Lounge

After their demos, the Animal Relentless crew will be on hand in the BikeRadar Chill Out Lounge to meet fans. There, you can also get a soothing massage, grab a copy of your favourite bike magazine (there'll be a special show subscriptions offer) and relax!!

Trixter Challenge

Feel like getting physical? Race against friends and family on Xdream bikes – billed as "the ultimate in mountain biking simulation" – in the Trixter Challenge and you could win an X-Bike exercise machine worth £1,250.

Special guest stars

Some of the biggest names in UK cycling have confirmed their places at next month's London Bike Show, including the Rapha Condor Sharp and Raleigh road teams, plus BMX stars Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips.

Rapha Condor Sharp and Team Raleigh will go head-to-head in a series of physical and mental challenges on the Bike Stage. There'll be a chance to meet the teams afterwards and take part in a Q&A session. Their team cars will be on display on the Škoda stand.

Shanaze Reade, the three times BMX champion and track cyclist, will also be appearing at the show, along with her Team GB team-mate Liam Phillips, winner of 10 consecutive British Championship titles.

Outdoor Heroes Theatre

Because The London Bike Show show takes place alongside The Outdoors Show, visitors will be able to check out talks from the likes of bushcraft guru Ray Mears, adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Riaan Manser, who's circumnavigated 37,000km of Africa by bike. Here's the current line-up:

  • Thursday, 7pm: Sir Ranulph Fiennes, “the world's greatest living explorer”
  • Friday, 5pm: Sir Ranulph Fiennes, “the world's greatest living explorer”
  • Friday, 7pm: Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival
  • Saturday, 11am: Ray Mears, authority on the subject of bushcraft and survival
  • Saturday, 1pm: Simon King, wildlife film maker, TV presenter and author
  • Saturday, 3pm: Ray Mears, authority on the subject of bushcraft and survival
  • Saturday, 5pm: Ben Fogle, adventurer and TV presenter
  • Sunday, 10.30am: Riaan Manser, solo adventurer, + Madagascar Maverick
  • Sunday, 2pm: Ben Fogle, adventurer and TV presenter
  • Sunday, 4pm: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail single-handedly and non-stop around the globe

Outdoor Heroes Theatre speaker sessions require a show entry ticket plus a ticket for the specific theatre session required (except for the Best of Banff film screening, where a show entry ticket isn't required).

Retail & Expo Area

Hundreds of leading brands will be showcasing their latest products in a huge retail & expo area, including Shimano, Saracen, Cervelo and Commencal, to name a few.

Opening Times

Thursday 13 January               10am-9pm

Friday 14 January                   10am-7pm

Saturday 15 January               10am-7pm

Sunday 16 January                 10am-6pm

Ticket Prices

Advance   On the door
Adults (16+)
Children (U16)
After 4pm adults
Combi (2 days)
Group (10+)

Three shows for the price of one – don’t forget tickets to the London Bike Show also include FREE entry to The Outdoors Show and The London International Boat Show.

Special offer – Book now for just £12!

Save even more money when booking tickets in advance. Quote BIKE1 when booking to get an adult ticket for £12 or two adult tickets for £22.

The london bike show: the london bike show

How to book

Click here to book online or call 0871 620 7061.

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