Rather than spam your newsfeed with a constant stream of coronavirus news, we're going to take a leaf out of our sister site's book
and instead create a single page that we'll update as news comes in. Here's everything we've had drop into the inbox so far:July 21
- The UK's largest trade show, The Cycle Show, is moving from the NEC in Birmingham to Alexandra Palace in London when it returns in 2021. The show last took place in London nine years ago and will now run alongside the London e-bike festival on a new date of 16th-18th April 2021. Si Paton and Kye Forte will be building a mountain bike test track that will apparently feature, "woodland single track and steep descents."
Nicola Meadows, Director, said: “The launch of London eBike Festival and the 2020 edition of the Cycle Show were both cancelled due to COVID-19, however, the break in the event calendar has given us an opportunity to reimagine the events to deliver an incredibly exciting new format utilising the excellent outdoor space offered by Alexandra Palace, as well as providing the perfect environment to showcase the best brands in the industry.”
- The Philly Bike Expo has postponed its show until 2021 following updated local guidelines.
Bina Bilenky, Philly Bike Expo show director, said: "We are working to provide the best solution for our exhibitors and the expo alike. We’re lucky in that so many of our exhibitors are like a family and we’ve already seen a tremendous amount of support for this decision. We are looking to the positive side of these tough times, and with the explosion of folks purchasing new bikes for transportation and recreation we know there will be a continued increase of interest in all aspects of cycling. We’ll miss seeing our expo family this year, but look forward to welcoming a larger group of riders than ever before in 2021.”July 17
- The 2020 Malverns Classic has officialy been cancelled.400 [Failed to load instagram embed]https://instagr.am/p/CCuEXh1jh04&maxwidth=1000&hidecaption=1
Gutting news from Si Paton as he has this morning confirmed that the 2020 Malvern's Classic will be cancelled for the second year running. Once again, it's due to issues out of the organiser's control as a COVID outbreak on a nearby farm has left the local area in risk of a lockdown.
We've got everything crossed for Si and hope third time will be the charm in 2021.
For events before July 17, read our first part of this complete timeline of coronavirus' effects on mountain biking, here