By Ellie Parsons
This weekend the Cycle Show in London is offering parents who come with their kids a £1 entry fee for 16s and under. It’s going to be held at the Excel Centre in Victoria Docks and will be one of the biggest bike shows happening in the UK this year.
For this bargain entry price, which has been sponsored by Transport for London (TfL), there will be plenty of entertainment such as fashion shows, celebrity cyclists, a chance to ride a Brompton with the family, a Tour of Britain simulator competition, a trails competition and a criterium on Sunday. Visit the TfL stand, which is a central feature of the show, for free cycle coaching and advice. There’s also a test track where your kids can try out the latest bikes and equipment.
This is why the Cycle Show is also the best place to be if you’re looking into buying your child their first bike or a bigger one, because not only can you test ride the bikes but also get all the advice you need under one roof. For kids bikes and accessories take a look at Trek, Specialized, Like a bike, Decathlon, Condor mini racers and Active Sports.
Another stand on the list to visit is H29/D22, where your kids’ favourite mountain bike magazine MBUK will be, as well as What Mountain Bike, Cycling Plus and Pro Cycling, where there’s a cinema. We’ll have lots of bikes on display, competitions and of course copies of the magazine and subscription offers.
All in all the Cycle Show is the perfect way to get your kids into cycling, they’ll leave buzzing with enthusiasm and ready for next year’s.
For full details on how to get there and opening times visit the website http://www.cycleshow.co.uk or call 0870 1261794. Adult and concession tickets cost £10 or £12 on the door.