Arriving on site for set up on Wednesday we were directed to Silvertown to collect an access permit. This designated zone was on a derelict piece of land but I loved the image on one of the buildings at the far end.
For the first time the London Bike Show had an 'electric bike village' with gazebos and flags lining one end of the test track to create a pit lane style test area. Show goers could talk to us about Batribike and then proceed through the stand to try a bike on the test track beyond.
We also had a stand in another area of the show, principally to demonstrate the Cykell tow ball mounted bike carrier, but we also had the new Storm MTB and one of the new Francis-Barnett bikes on display.
The basket looked lovely with wine, flowers and chocolates to celebrate Valentines Day.
By the time we were all set up on Wednesday it was dark but coming out down the dockside loading ramp to see the lights of the O2 and the Emirates cable cars was fantastic.
There was a huge amount of interest in all our products at the show. It was great to talk to so many people and point them in the direction of their local Batribike stockist.
Motorbike journalist and ebike champion Paul Blezard popped in on Sunday afternoon and was delighted to get the opportunity to try out both the Storm and one of the Francis-Barnetts. The fact that Batribike will be hand building these bikes in Lincolnshire is certainly creating a lot of interest.
The show had a wide variety of bikes and cycling disciplines on display to interest every possible type of cyclist.
This swirly bike frame was on the BikeBiz stand.
Opposite our gazebo was the Action Sports Tour, when they were running their performance (3 times a day) it was very noisy and anyone wanting to discuss electric bikes had to speak very loudly! However there was no getting away from the skill and bravery these guys showed with their jumps and tricks.
We had a great time at the show, it is always a shame to take down the stand at the end when it looked so good.