After nine years in Birmingham, The Cycle Show heads back to London for 2021, with a new venue at Alexandra Palace and the 16 to 18 April exhibition dates lining up with the inaugural London eBike Festival.
The Cycle Show is the largest and longest-running exhibition of all things bike, with top-notch exhibitors already confirmed, including Specialized, Trek, Cannondale and Canyon.
You’ll also be able to see key bikes from BikeRadar’s Bike of the Year test on display at the entrance to the show.
Electric bikes will be well-represented too, with brands such as VanMoof, Riese and Müller, GoCycle and Bosch in attendance.
Plus, for 2021, there will be a new area showcasing triathlon, with big brands exhibiting their kit and bikes. You’ll be able to talk to coaches, nutritionists and athletes, and there’s the option of 1:1 swim coaching in the pool.
Outdoor test tracks at Ally Pally
Alexandra Palace will offer four miles of tarmac and off-road test tracks. Cycle Show
Alexandra Palace offers 11,000 square metres of exhibition space, while the parkland outside will host four miles of tarmac and off-road trails for show visitors to test ride a range of different bikes, including road bikes, gravel bikes, mountain bikes, electric bikes and folding bikes.
The show will also host a star-studded line-up of speakers and family-friendly features like balance bike racing and mountain bike skills sessions for young riders. On top of that, you’ll be able to get advice on how to ride safely in cities and how to choose a cycling holiday.
Nicola Meadows, who directs the shows, says: “The launch of London eBike Festival and the 2020 edition of the Cycle Show were both cancelled due to Covid-19. However, the break in the event calendar has given us an opportunity to reimagine the events.
“This will enable us to deliver an incredibly exciting new format utilising the excellent outdoor space offered by Alexandra Palace, as well as providing the perfect environment to showcase the best brands in the industry.”
There will be a free bus shuttle from Alexandra Palace station, free bike parking and, if you really want to drive to the venue, parking for 1,300 cars.
More information can be found on the Cycle Show website.