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Fifth Spin London heads to the West End

New look and venue for the quirky festival of cycling
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The fifth Spin London festival of cycling will take place at The Sorting Office on New Oxford Street in early May.

Moving into its third year, Spin is leaving The Old Truman Brewery behind and heading straight for the West End and the heart of the capital’s shopping district.

On 8th May 2015 (a day after the General Election and a day before the Giro d’Italia) this central London venue will be packed with innovative, interesting brands from across the cycling spectrum for what the organisers say is the biggest-ever urban cycling festival in the UK.

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Spin London runs for three days: Friday 8th May is trade day, with consumer days on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May.

Spin London director Luke McLaughlin said: “This will be a unique cycling event – Spin’s biggest ever show - and will showcase the most talented designers, the most creative manufacturers and the most innovative cycling products in the world.”

From high-end road bikes to cutting-edge cycling fashion, Spin London aims to combine the smallest start-ups with the largest, most established brands.

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A 250-metre test track will run around The Sorting Office basement, giving visitors the chance to try out everything from ultra-light carbon frames to electric bikes.

Pro riders will make appearances and there will be film screenings, talks, art and illustration, and a ‘Hall of Frame’ – a design competition for some of the most talented frame builders in the country.

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The Sorting Office is a short walk from Tottenham Court Road and Holborn tube stations and regularly hosts fashion shows, concerts and consumer and trade shows like Design Junction.

For tickets and info head to the Spin London website.

PICTURE CREDIT: Spin London, Geoff Waugh

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