Cycle Expo Yorkshire promises to be a mass celebration of cycling.
From an adrenaline-fuelled road bike rampage to BMX championships and multiple demo zones. The whole family can explore and experience the UK’s most interactive cycle show. The expo will take place across the indoor and outdoor event space here at the Yorkshire Event Centre. The YEC is based right in the heart of the UK’s capital of cycling, Yorkshire. As well as being the largest single event space in the North East YEC has 250 acres of outdoor event space.
Cycle Expo Yorkshire will be backed by some of the biggest names in cycling.
Lizzie Deignan has been unveiled as ambassador for Cycle Expo Yorkshire. Lizzie, reigning Commonwealth champion and Olympic silver medallist, grew up in Otley. BMX champion Matti Hemmings and Yorkshire born and bred reigning UCI Elite World Champion Jack Carthy will both be demonstrating their skills across the indoor and outdoor event space. Don’t miss the demonstrations throughout the weekend. British and European trails champion Danny Butler will be wowing the crowds by putting road bikes through their paces. Danny will be performing a series of freestyle trick displays.
A number of test tracks and demo zones will be installed across the outdoor event space. Therefore, making test riding the latest models available for all biking abilities. Cycle Expo Yorkshire will also use the multi terrain outdoor event space to host live racing during the expo.
A range of companies showcasing the best in cycling equipment, tours and bikes will be exhibiting across both event halls. Exhibitors include Zyro Fisher, Canyon, Cannondale and Raleigh.
Charlotte Scoular of Cycle Expo Yorkshire said: “There is so much to see and do at Cycle Expo Yorkshire. There really is a feast of entertainment for all the family to enjoy. We’re so excited to be able to bring a wide range of cycling disciplines to the event. We hope that we can get as many people as possible excited about cycling. Whether you’re a complete novice, budding amateur or a serious professional on two wheels, Cycle Expo Yorkshire will be a must-see event.”
Cycle Expo Highlights will include
A collection of the leading cycling brands in the UK, where visitors can try, test and buy the latest bikes, clothing and accessories.
Test track and demo zone
Set in more than 250 acres of indoor and outdoor space, Cycle Expo Yorkshire will host five demo areas, from a bespoke built woodland mountain bike track, to an e-bike test track, kids zone and main test track where visitors can try out all the latest bike models.
Kids activity zone
In partnership with HSBC UK Go Ride coaches and Little Rippers there will be actives throughout the show for the little ones, with Go Ride Coaches on hand to give hints and tips to get kids up and pedalling.
Women’s ride out
In partnership with HSBC UK Breeze, Cycle Expo Yorkshire will be running a women’s only ride to Wetherby. There will also be talks and advice on women’s cycling throughout the show.
UK BMX Flatland Championships
Hosted by founder of the UK Flatland Championships and triple Guinness World Record holder, Matti Hemmings, the championships will see pro riders battle for the title. With riders showing off tricks and stunts galore, this is a spectacular show as much as a fierce competition.
Road circuit race
Hosted by Chevin Cycles, the road circuit race is your chance to spot the UK’s next Sir Bradley Wiggins and Lizzie Deignan where the UK’s best amateur cyclists will battle it out around a closed circuit race.
Road Bike Rampage
The UK’s only live action show to specifically perform freestyle tricks on a road bike, five times British and European trials champion Danny Butler will put a carbon fibre road bike through its paces.
Running throughout the grounds, the best cyclocross racers in the UK will go wheel to wheel at the Cycle Expo.
Yorkshires cycle exhibition joins the fight for sustainability.
Cycle Expo Yorkshire will also be addressing the use of plastic in the sporting industry. Eco conscious brands such as GRN Sportswear are on board to help raise awareness.
Yorkshire based Jet2holidays will be headline sponsor of the Cycle Expo’s Travel Zone. Visitors can find out all they need to know about travelling abroad with your bike. The Travel Zone exhibitors will cover everything from organised cycle tours to the logistics of taking your bike on a plane.
Cycle Expo Yorkshire is a partnership between Welcome to Yorkshire and Leeds-based marketing and events specialists XSEM, both of which are advocates for boosting tourism and cycling in Yorkshire.
Whatever style of biking you are into, one thing’s for sure, this event is not to be missed by any diehard cycling fans! You can buy tickets here.