What are you doing at the end of September? If you've got an interest in e-bikes then the place to be is the NEC! The Cycle Show runs this year from 28-30 September and there's masses to see – and try – on the e-bike front.
If you're in the market for a new e-bike – or you just want to see what's out there – then the Bafang e-bike Village will be the place to be. You'll find everyone from huge global brands to boutique UK makers at the show, and you'll get the opportunity to get great advice from industry experts. The e-bike village is this year sponsored by Bafang, one of Asia's leading manufacturers of e-bike drive systems. We recently rode its M800 e-road bike drive over at the Eurobike show in Germany. The e-bike Village has its own test track with an incline ramp so you can try the climbing power of the different systems.
As well as the e-bike village there's also the Bosch e-MTB Test Track. Bosch is one of the leading motor manufacturers in electric mountain bikes, and the test track is being constructed inside the NEC using over 400 tons of earth along with wooden banked corners. The track also features a big ramp section where riders can really get the feel of that extra climbing power! Bosch's new Kiox display will be at the show, and Bosch is also showcasing its e-bike anti-lock brakes and the Cobi.Bike system which uses your smartphone as the bike's controller and display.
Of course it’s not just e-bikes: there’s a huge range of road, city and mountain bikes on show, as well as clothing, accessories, nutrition, training… the list goes on and on. There’s a full programme of events and talks too, and some of the biggest names in cycling will be there. Why not join in?
Head over to the Cycle Show website to book your ticket. ebiketips readers can get a day ticket for just £13, a racing of £1.45. Children up to the age of five are free, with 6–13 year olds just £2.95 and 14–17 year olds £9.95. We hope to see you at the show!