Alexandra Palace will host the Cycle Show in April next year, after nine years at the NEC in Birmingham. The Cycle Show is teaming up with the London eBike Festival – the dedicated electric bike show – for the weekend of 16th-18th April 2021. The first eBike Festival was due to be held in May, but cancelled due to Covid-19.
The organisers say the show is “set to be a huge festival of cycling” with 11,000sqm of exhibition space inside, plus a demo ‘village’ to try out a large range of bikes within the 196 acres of parkland outside. Alexandra Palace’s outside space offers more than four miles of tarmac and woodland trails where show visitors will get to try out everything from folding bikes to e-gravel bikes.
Director of the two shows, Nicola Meadows said: “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.
“Cycling has seen one of its biggest-ever boom times during recent months and the London eBike Festival and The Cycle Show are perfectly timed and located to engage a whole new audience of enthusiastic cyclists, along with delivering an exhilarating event for those with a long-held passion for the sport. We’re looking forward to delivering a family-friendly festival of cycling against the backdrop of one of the most stunning panoramic views of the capital’s skyline.”