5 reasons to visit the Cycle Show 2022

Don’t miss cycling stars, stunning bikes, exciting tech and test rides


The Cycle Show is back at Alexandra Palace in London for 2022 from April 22-24, following 10 years at Birmingham’s NEC.


Talks from cycling legends past and present, advice from Shimano Steps and the chance to ride the bikes on show are all included in the admission fee.

The first women’s Paris-Roubaix winner, Lizzie Deignan, leads a star-studded guest line-up.

Specialized, SRAM, Canyon and more of the biggest cycling brands will also be stallholders.

You’ll be able to test out their latest tech, gizmos and equipment, and taste new nutrition products.

A ticket also gets you into the inaugural London ebike Festival, which runs alongside The Cycle Show.

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1. New bikes galore

Cycle Show attendees
New bikes will be on show from key brands.
Cycle Show

New road bikes on show will include the BMC Roadmachine featuring SRAM’s Force eTap AXS 12-speed groupset, Cannondale’s new Synapse and the Ribble SL R.

And there’s more – pore over the Vitus ZX-1 Evo and LIOS Bullet Disc Rival AXS, which both scored 4.5 out of 5 in recent BikeRadar tests.

Turning off the tarmac, there’s a stellar mountain bike cast. The Athertons will be speaking, as well as showing off their AM.150 Enduro and AM.200 Enduro bikes.

Canyon is bringing the Canyon Spectral, while GT Bicycles and Propain will be in attendance too.

BikeRadar Builds is the place to ogle at jaw-dropping frames and vote for your favourite limited-edition two-wheeled creation.

Festka, Fat Creations, Forbidden, Cannondale, Cinelli, ENVE, Enigma, Ribble, Spoon Customs, Basso and LIOS are among the brands working on show-stoppers.

MBUK will take you on a nostalgia-packed ride down memory lane. The 90s MTB Showcase from the UK’s best-selling mountain bike mag will feature race-winning builds and top-of-the-range bikes from the discipline’s golden age.

2. Tasty test rides

Cycle Show demo loop
The Cycle Show test loop gives the whole family the opportunity to try out new bikes.
Cycle Show

There’s a tarmac test track for trying out the best commuter bikes and best road bikes on show.

The two-mile woodland loop is the place to put mountain bikes, gravel bikes and ebikes through their paces.

3. Pick up new skills

Child riding trail feature
Use a visit to the show to boost your skills.
Cycle Show

If you find your technique is lacking on the laps or just want to improve overall, you can brush up at the Cycle Show’s skills sessions.

Learn how to perform manuals, jumps and drop-offs, and perfect BMX race starts on the Cycle Show skills course.

Shimano Steps will also be on hand to offer technical advice for ebike riders.

4. Listen to and meet cycling greats

The all-star line-up at this year’s Cycle Show boasts an incredible seven Paris-Roubaix titles, most recently for Lizzie Deignan.

Four-time winner Tom Boonen and Sean Kelly – the 1984 and 1986 champion – will also be speaking.

Current road-racing pros include British champion Pfeiffer Georgi.

The endurance end of the sport is also covered. Hear from long-distance legends Mark Beaumont and Emily Chappell.

Downhill racing ace Greg Minnaar, and Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton are there for the mountain biking fans.

Former pro turned broadcaster David Millar will be speaking alongside pundit, podcaster and author Ned Boulting.


5. Be the first to see new products

Freshly released cycling goodies, such as the Bryton Rider 750, Abus Stormchaser helmet and Lezyne lights, are just some of the tech you’ll be able to get your hands on – and buy.