Biking groups join forces for London conference

19th August 2008

<p>The future of cycling in the UK is to be explored in a combined conference set to take place at London''''s Earls Court in October. </p><p>Coming as the government is launching a number of initiatives aimed at encouraging Britons to get active, the National Mountain Bike Conference is expected to attract some of the biggest names within the world of cycling, with the event to be organised by the UK charity CTC in collaboration with IMBA-UK. </p><p>Over the three days of the event, which runs from October 9th to 12th, guests will be able to hear lectures and discussions on topics including training, funding and education of riders. </p><p>Commenting on the forthcoming event, Karl Bartlett, chairman IMBA-UK, noted: "IMBA UK is pleased to be sharing this joint conference with CTC. </p><p>"Taking place at Cycle 2008, IMBA''''s message of advocacy for mountain bikers will reach more riders in the UK than ever before. This is a great opportunity for mountain bikers to come together, share their enthusiasm and experience, and continue improving mountain biking opportunities and participation for the future."</p><p>As one of the largest conferencing venues in London, Earls Court is well-equipped to cope with the thousands of delegates and large amount of equipment this latest event is likely to involve. <img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18739683-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>