One more day until Spin 2017 officially opens

Spin Cycling Festival will officially commence at 1pm tomorrow – May 12th – at London’s Kensington Olympia exhibition space.
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Spin Cycling Festival will officially commence at 1pm tomorrow – May 12th – at London’s Kensington Olympia exhibition space.

The 2017 event will run for three days, including Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th.

Spin recently announced a range of activities and notable additions to this year’s proceedings including the BMX Ground Control Open Jam Circle competition, a Frame Lab ­– in which attendees can learn the intricacies of custom sizing, geometry and personalised features – and The Summit, which will include talks from notable industry veterans such as Chris Boardman and Graeme Obree.

A full schedule of talks was announced earlier this week:

Friday, May 12th
Industry/ Innovation / Business and branding
Presenter: presenter and journalist Rebecca Charlton
14:15 Innovation in frame building Tom Donhou, Donhou Bikes.

15:00 A new way to shop – innovation in the cycling trade Richard Allmark, Founder and Managing director, NEOS Cycling and Will Miles, Managing director, VeloBrands.

15:45 Elliptigo – the innovative way to exercise outdoors
16:30 Fashion design in cycling
Lorenzo Curci, Founder and Director, Huez.

17:15 Bicycle Design; Innovations, Challenges and Controversies
Jonathan Paulus, Paulus Quiros.

18:00 Brand Storytelling in Cycling
MJ Jackson, Creative director, Conductor.


Saturday, May 13th

Urban cycling: the future of cycling in the city Presenter: journalist Rebecca Charlton
11:45 Cycling infrastructure in the city
12:30 Your mum: who we need to get cycling and why – and how Healthy Streets and Liveable Neighbourhoods can help. Simon Munk, Infrastructure campaigner, LCC.

13:15 Chris Boardman in conversation with Ned Boulting

14:00 VeloCityGirl – future of urban cycling and cycling in the city Jools Walker, Founder, VeloCityGirl.
14:45 Making urban cycling accessible and fun Owen Blandy, Race Team Manager, East London Fixed.
15:30 In conversation with Juliet Elliott
16:15 Cycling culture – look mum no hands

Sunday, May 14th
Road cycling
11:00
10 ways to bagging a KOM Simon Warren, Author of the ‘Greatest Cycling Climbs books.’
11:45 Refuel: How Volcano pods can help your performance
Volcano Coffee Works

12:30 What’s new in the world of cycling hacks?
Sarah Drummond, Co-Founder and Director, CycleHack.

13:15 Lands End to John O’Groats – smashing the record
Dom Irvine, Pedalling Success.
14:00 How to improve your cycling performance
Dr James Hopker, Senior Lecturer, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Kent.
14:45 Endurance and ultracycling – supported or unsupported? Darren Franks, Adventure Capitalist and Jasmijn Muller, Ultracyclist.

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