Retailers are welcome at the Yorkshire based Cycleexpo, with an exclusive Trade and Press day – this Friday 12th October at Harrogate’s Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC).
The event is billed as a “mass celebration of cycling, where you will get an exclusive first look ahead of the event opening to the public on Saturday and Sunday”. Around 75 brands and organisations will be represented including big names such as Trek, Zyro-Fisher, Cannondale, Extra and British Cycling.
There’s a variety of test tracks, competitions and events throughout.
On the electric bike front there’s a dedicated test track and bikes from Haibike, Pedego, Oset, GoCycle and EcoVoltz. Alongside the bikes you’ll also find Tesla (anyone might think they see a synergy with more environmentally conscious cyclists) .
You’ll have the opportunity to talk to the exhibitors and interview some of the biggest names in the industry. The speakers schedule goes like this:
10:15am – Sir Gary Verity, CEO Welcome to Yorkshire
11:00am – Andy Hindley, CEO Yorkshire 2019 making key announcements about the 2019 UCI Road World Championships taking place in Yorkshire
11:30am – Will Miles, Managing Director at Velobrands LTD speaking about retail survival for the cycling industry
12:00pm – VITFOR future champions project
12:30pm – Carla Bramley, MD of Jackal Trick 3D discussing their state of the art 3D body scanning technology to create make to fit cycling kit
13:30pm – Tim Bayley, Brand Manager for TACX
14:00pm – Francesco Mazzella, General Manager for e-bike producer Pedego
14:30pm – Alex Abbott from Decathlon presenting their new B’Twin range
15:00pm – Neil Campbell, holder of the European land speed record
15:30pm – Shanaze Reade, triple world BMX champion and Insync brand ambassador
At the end of the show, a free alcoholic drink is on offer to all retailers who attend.
Free trade-day tickets can be found here.