The London Bike Show returns to London’s ExCeL from 23-25 February 2018, offering a celebration of cycling for every kind of cyclist. Positioned as being suitable for all ages & abilities, and all disciplines, even if that’s simply a family ride at the weekend – show attendees will find plenty to interest them at the show. The organising team has offered a round-up of the top seven things to do and see at this year’s consumer show:
Meet Sir Chris Hoy
With six Olympic golds, 11 world titles and two Commonwealth golds to his name, Sir Chris Hoy ranks as one of Britain’s best sportsmen of all time. He’ll be taking part in a Q&A session at the show’s Performance Theatre on Friday 23 February at 12.30pm GMT to recall stories from his career and offer his training expertise, before hosting a meet and greet session with fans immediately after. Sir Chris is now an Elite Sports Consultant for Science in Sport (SiS), helping them in their development and production of nutrition products.
Focus Project Y E-Bike
The Focus Project Y is a billed as game changer when it comes to e-bikes. It may look and ride like a road racing bike, however, its inbuilt motor and battery unit can produce up to 400 watts of additional horsepower to help riders overcome the most difficult of climbs. As the London Bike Show team point out, ‘if Focus’s figures are correct, who wouldn’t want to go 35% faster uphill than their riding partner?’ The Project Y weighs 12.5kg – around 4kg of which is the motor and 250w battery – but its stealthy design helps to make it stand out from the rest of the e-bike crowd.
Lumos is a smart bicycle helmet that features integrated lights, brake and turn signals in addition to the safety features offered by more conventional models. In addition to increasing riders’ visibility on dark mornings and evenings, the award-winning Lumos is ‘comfortable to wear for a sustained period of time’. The Californian company launched in 2015 after a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
Wattbike Atom is the latest offering from power specialists Wattbike – billed as the ‘most realistic, intelligent and effective smart trainer on the market, bringing users unrivalled realism using its Real Ride Feel technology’. Thanks to its extensive data and analysis systems, the Atom helps riders train harder, smarter and more effectively.
Ice Full Fat Off-Road Recumbent Trike
In December 2013, British adventurer Maria Leijerstam became the first person to cycle from the edge of the Antarctic to the South Pole. She achieved her incredible accomplishment on the predecessor to Ice’s Full Fat recumbent trike, a beastie machine that combines durability and reliability with specialist features to conquer the most challenging terrain. Even more impressively, the Full Fat still features ICE’s Compact Flat Twist Frame, allowing the trike to neatly fold for easy storage.
Kymira Pr02 Infrared Cycling Kit
There’ll be no shortage of good kit on display at the London Bike Show. Kymira’s Pr02 jersey and bib shorts are the show organiser’s favourite. Lightweight and made of breathable, quick-drying fabric, the brand’s KYnergy Infrared technology can help ‘increase blood circulation and metabolism, regulate a rider’s temperature and aid post-ride recovery’.
Hummingbird Folding Bike
Designed and manufactured in Britain, the Hummingbird is billed as the world’s lightest folding bike. Built by Prodrive, which has previously run F1 and Le Mans motorsport teams, it weighs 6.9kg. The Hummingbird ‘combines cutting edge technology and traditional hand-crafting techniques to create both a stylish design and memorable riding experience’.
A ticket to the London Bike Show will also gain visitors entry to the Triathlon Show: London and The Telegraph Travel Show. Adult tickets cost £16.00, with concession tickets at £10.00, children 8 and under are free and 9-16 year-olds cost £4.00. A booking fee applies per ticket.
- Friday 23 February 10:00 – 17:00 GMT
- Saturday 24 February: 10:00 – 17:30
- Sunday 25 February: 10:00 – 16:00