The Core Bike Show


Every year, like any industry, we have road show and product launches.. The Core Bike Show is one of the favoured on the calendar around the mid - end of Jan. The annual trade event is into it's twelfth year showcasing top industry brands via a 'relaxed' environment. The show has come along way in its life span - the first show back in 2005, which was held up in West Brom, had only 8 exhibitors take part & was set up by the 6 founding companies; 

  • Extra,
  • Windwave,
  • Upgrade,
  • Hope,
  • Ison Distribution,
  • Silverfish.

In 2018, the show is Exhibiting 26 companies from bikes to bells and almost everything in between! 

These were just some of the distributors/exhibitors from the line up:


Throughout the day; you come across a lot of products which are really just slightly enhanced, a new colour or even the same as last years version - still lovely but not much to get excited about from the previous season. However; there are some products that just create a bit of a buzz... Check out some of the products we think will be hot in 2018!

"In everything we do, we believe comfort is fundamental to a rider’s performance and enjoyment.

We challenge existing solutions and strive on improving the contact points where body and bike meet.

We obsessively search for new technology and innovation to produce simple, well designed products that fit the body perfectly and enhance user experience.

At Fabric we make award winning cycling products." - FABRIC WEBSITE

The pick of the day from Fabric, is apart of their light collection. The LUMARAY light is a 'out in front' mounted light - which clips in to your Garmin mount and then you clip your Garmin computer on to the top of the light. It creates a 30 Lumen almost car like day time running light


  • 30 Lumens
  • Integrated GPS mount
  • Tough Nylon case
  • USB rechargeable 
  • 270 degree visibility 

"What's really clever about the design is that it can be fitted to any Garmin computer mount, and a Garmin Edge can then be mounted on top of it." - ROAD.CC

The retail price of this awesome light is just £27.99 !!


We've been dealing with Torq Fitness products for just under 5 years, through out that time we have seen our customers and clients find a real love for the flavours & purpose of the products. 


With over two decades of business within the cycling clothing market, using technologies that are used across the 'DNA' of all of their collections to give the rider the best ride possible. 

Whilst at the Core Show, we got to check out some of the 2018 Winter collection - a little early to be thinking that far in advance, but the NightVision range is really using some of the best reflective properties out there. Allowing a jacket to visually appear like a normal casual jacket - but then add a flash or a car light hitting the material, your lite up like a Christmas tree! We got to see samples of the jackets which won't be released until later this year, but certainly something to check out for any commuter. 

The current price of the NightVision EVO 3 jacket is £99.99. We expect the price of the new updated 2018 version to be close - but prices may fluctuate. See in store for details!

For any of the picks listed above; check in store for more details / availability. Of course there are loads of awesome products around from all of the brands that exhibited at this years Core Show. But we thought we'd just pick three of our favourites! 

Mitchell Cycles #TheBikePeople