Preview: Cycle Show 2010

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 94 months ago
Preview: Cycle Show 2010
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Probably the world's shortest Cycle Superhighway.
Probably the world's shortest Cycle Superhighway.
Electric bike by Ebco.
Electric bike by Ebco.
Folding bike, by Bigfish.
Folding bike, by Bigfish.
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Wheels, glorious wheels.
Wheels, glorious wheels.
On the Commuter Test Track.
On the Commuter Test Track.
24220_bikeshow_baskets.jpg
Probably the world's shortest Cycle Superhighway.
Probably the world's shortest Cycle Superhighway.
Electric bike by Ebco.
Electric bike by Ebco.
Folding bike, by Bigfish.
Folding bike, by Bigfish.
24220_bikeshow_gear.jpg
Wheels, glorious wheels.
Wheels, glorious wheels.
On the Commuter Test Track.
On the Commuter Test Track.

From today until Sunday, the annual Cycle Show fills the cavernous interior of Earls Court, drawing all manner of bike-related products, launches, and gewgaws under the one roof. If you're into bikes, you'd best make a visit.

Alongside the products and the marketing men trying to convince you of the merits of their new helmet, there is also a chance to try some bikes out, either on the Condor commuter test track or, for the more daring and able (or those not afeared of a little bruising), a Mountain Bike Experience, although to be honest the contours of the Earls Court roof don't make for as beautiful a backdrop as the Alps. If you'd rather watch the professionals perform spectacular wipe-outs, the Rock 'n Roll Bike's Street Jam might be of interest.

Cycle Show runs from today until Sunday, 10th October. Tickets £12 / £10 concessions if bought in advance, more on the door.

Last Updated 08 October 2010