Here are details of two shows which dont major on cycling but which some suppliers may wish to exhibit at anyway. The National Countryside Show and Interchange both take place in London in the Spring

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The National Countyside Show is a new public exhibition to be staged in February (2nd-4th) at Earls Court. It will be a selling show with exhibitors ranging from organic food producers to rocking horse makers. Perhaps a bike stand or two wont go amiss?

When you exhibit at the National Countryside Show you will reach customers who have an interest in everything to do with the countryside whether they are urban or country dwellers….19,000 sq.m indoors in February covering a broad base of living, working and playing in the countryside.

Tel: 07000 350000

Interchange 2001 is a trade show for companies involved in integrated transport. Naturally, bus and train operators will predominate but you cant get more integrated than taking a folding bike on public transport.

Interchange will bring together transport providers, construction companies, information, technology and systems suppliers, professional services, local and central government, for three days in April 2001, at Excel in London Docklands. It will facilitate the exchange of ideas, information and innovative thinking and the sharing of best practice through a showcase for the latest products and technology, an interactive demonstration area, a summit with individual discussion forums and an awards ceremony.

The president of Interchange is the very bike-friendly Steve Norris, the former Tory minister of transport responsible for pushing forward the National Cycling Strategy.

He says: Interchange is a pivotal event for the developing integrated transport market in the UK. By bringing together the leading players from the transport and construction worlds it will encourage innovative thinking, the exchange of ideas and the definition of a market place for the next decade. I would urge all those companies who see this new market as an opportunity to get similarly involved."

Excel, London Docklands, 3-5th April.

Tel: 020 7505 6617

To enter the Integrated Transport Awards, download the brochure from the website. The closing date for entries is October 27th 2000. The Integrated Transport Awards 2001 will recognise excellence in every facet of design, construction, delivery and performance in integrated transport projects.

The Awards will be presented at a dinner at the Park Lane Hilton, London on Wednesday 4 April 2001.

The Awards are open to any company or organisation involved in the planning, building and supplying of services for an interchange project completed in the last two years in the United Kingdom.

The Awards categories are:

Interchange Project of the Year

This award category will recognise excellence in the design, implementation and general management of integrated transport projects. It will be split according to size, and an award will be given to each of the following:

Small Interchange Project

Medium-sized Interchange Project

Large Interchange Project

Award for Innovation

This award will be given to an innovative project or plan which will significantly improve the seamless movement of passengers between different modes of transport.

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