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Some of the weird and wonderful bikes to see at the London Bike Show

Joe Robinson
7 Feb 2018

Cervelo P5X and a frame with integrated mudguards on show at the Excel Arena

The London Bike Show will take place from 23rd to 25th February at the London Excel Centre, showcasing a range of weird and wonderful bikes.

The annual celebration of cycling gives the chance for enthusiasts to see some of the world's best bikes across all disciplines with talks from special guests and experts while also seeing some of the more quirky inventions of the cycling world.

On show at this year's event will be the world's lightest folding bike, Maria Leijerstam's off-road recumbent fat trike and the game changing Focus Project Y e-bike, as well as much more.

Weighing at just 6.9kg, the Hummingbird folding bike is by far the lightest folding bike in the world. Designed and manufactured in Britain by former Formula 1 engineers, the carbon Hummingbird weighs in at less then most fully carbon road racing bikes.

Maria Leijerstam became the first person to cycle from the edge of the Antarctic to the South Pole in December 2013 on the predecessor to Ice' Full Fat recumbent trike.

Fitted with low gearing to tackle the steep snow gradients and three wheels for traction, the beastly bike also folds neatly for storage.

Focus claims that the in-built motor and battery unit of the Project Y e-bike can produce an additional 400 watts to its rider which could have you climbing 35% faster and at 12.5kg it's game-changing e-bike.

Beyond the more unique bikes, spectators will also be able to see some of the world's leading road bikes including the super-light Look 785 Huez RS, Colnago Concept and Scott Addict RC pro used by WorldTour team Mitchelton-Scott.

Tickets for the show start at just £16 and can be found on the London Bike Show website.

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