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London Bike Show moves to February, adds triathlon show

ExCel centre show moved away from Boat show dates

Next year’s London Bike Show moves a bit closer to summer with new dates of February 13-16 at the Excel Centre, but away from the Boat Show which remains in January.

Organiser say the new dates coincide with half term and lots of the usual attractions will be back, even if you won’t be able to pop across the concourse and order a new superyacht to ferry your fleet of Pinarellos round the world.

The popular bike test track will be back with bikes from a range of manufacturers still to be finalised.

The training hub will be staffed by a team of experts offering two-hour analysis sessions covering spin stroke, inspiratory muscle training assessment, fitness testing, nutritional advice, and core conditioning, all leading to a personalised training plan.

The Cycling Performance Theatre will give visitors the chance to hear from a range of speakers, including current and former pro cyclists, coaches and nutrition experts. The practical side of cycling will also be covered, with talks on bike maintenance and tuning.

The Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour display team will be back showcasing their skill, control and balance with spectacular aerial action.

The bike show will run alongside a new triathlon show, which should offer lots of interest for time-trial riders and cyclists thinking about branching out.

For riders whose interests run more to boots, tents and exotic locales, your entry ticket for the Bike Show will get you into the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show as well as the triathlon show.

Tickets and opening times

Advance tickets are £16 for adults, £13 concessions and under-16s get in free. On the door prices are £20 and £15.

Opening hours are:

Thursday 13 February: 1pm – 8pm
Friday 14 February: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 15 February: 9am – 6pm
Sunday 16 February: 9am – 5pm

For more information see the London Bike Show website.

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for Along with founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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