Eurobike, arguably the world’s leading bicycle trade show, has been postponed for a second time.
The show is traditionally held during late August/early September, but postponed until 24th to 26th November in the hope of allowing time for Covid to recede.
Unfortunately, things are now getting even worse in Europe and it was inevitable that the show would have to be postponed again.
Eurobike’s organisers have not even tried to guess when they’ll next be able to run a show.
On their website, they state, “The bicycle industry was completely turned upside down in the Corona year 2020 and much remains uncertain even when looking into 2021. We are in close contact with our customers and as soon as this process has been completed, we will make a decision and immediately start with communication.”
Virtually every major bicycle show around the world has been cancelled for 2020.
But closer to home tucked away in it’s (almost) covid free bubble, at least one bike show is going ahead on 21st – 22nd November. That’s the eBike Expo at The Cloud exhibition centre in Auckland, New Zealand.
Meanwhile there is still no word on what format the Tour Down Under will be taking and if the expo, traditionally held in Victoria Square, will be going ahead.
We’ve both called and written to the TDU organisers and are still awaiting an official reply. New TDU Race Director Stuart O’Grady and other key managers have recorded a video saying that the event will still be happening, but with interstate and international travel restrictions still in place less than three months out and the overseas situation getting worse, not better, things are not looking promising for Australia’s premier cycling event.