Ghost showcased a few striking-looking electric bikes, with colour schemes and designs quite unlike anything else on the market. This purple/green and black number is the Lanao 6, a women's hardtail. 130mm travel fork and those 27.5+ tyres soak up the bumps, and it's powered by the Steps Shimano 8000 system delivering 70Nm or torque from a 500W battery.
Top electric brands Haibike, Raleigh, Gocycle, Winora, Cube, KTM, and Wisper are on show this year in the e-village, and also at the Cycle Show 2016 are Cannondale, Orange mountain bikes, Shand Cycles, Radon from Germany, Isla bikes, Ridley, Saracen, Genesis, Ridgeback, Magura, USN, Crud, 2Pure with Merckx, NRG4 with Limar helmets, Avocet, Miche, KMC, Orbita from Portugal, Simplon from Austria and Megamo from Spain. They join the biggest line-up of bike companies and brands in the UK including the likes of Cube, Canyon, Ribble, Planet-X, Vitus, Trek, Bianchi, Colnago, Boardman, Whyte, KTM, Hope, SRAM, Lazer, FSA, Shimano, Cinelli, Kinesis, Ritte, Primal, Pinarello, Schwalbe, Deda, Lapierre, Mondraker, Storck, Condor, Campagnolo and many, many more.
There's a stellar line up of medal winners and stars of the cycling world confirmed to appear at the show including Ed Clancy, Callum Skinner and Joanna Rowsell-Shand all returning from Rio with gold medals, Chris Boardman, Manon Carpenter, Sean Kelly, Dani King, the Athertons and Taylor Vernon from the Trek Factory DH team, Martyn Ashton and many more. You can see what's on here.