2020 Taipei Cycle Show cancelled as coronavirus disruption continues

Taipei Cycle Show 2020 has been cancelled, organiser TAITRA has confirmed today.

The key cycling industry show was originally set to take place in early March and was then delayed to 14-16 May – an optimistic move, in hindsight. This morning, however, the decision to cancel this year’s edition outright – as well as the accompanying TaiSPO+ show has been made.

The organiser noted significant travel and logistical restrictions globally as governments have moved to contain coronavirus (COVID-19). The Taiwan Centre for Disease Control has also urged the local government to hold or cancel public events with over 1,000 participants.

To meet the industries’ needs, Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO will still offer online trade meetings & an online exhibition in May. Further details will be announced shortly.
Walter Yeh, the President and CEO of TAITRA said: “We respectfully apologise for the inconvenience incurred surrounding the cancellation of the 2020 TAIPEI CYCLE show. We have decided to put people’s concerns, health and well being ahead of the prosperity of the show and will return once we can guarantee the safe and inclusive environment we have always provided to the global cycling industry.”

Coronavirus has scuttled a number of key industry shows, including Sea Otter, the London Bike Show, the International Cargo Bike Festival and many more.