22 live events and AV professionals are ready to cycle up to 390km from Valencia to ISE in Barcelona this weekend. Together as the BikeFest team, they are raising vital funds for industry charities Backup Tech, Music Support and Stagehand.
Organised by #WeMakeEvents, PLASA and AFIAL, BikeFest Spain, is in its second year. Last year’s debut saw a team of ten head toward the empty Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre, where ISE should have been taking place, poignantly showcasing the impacted live events sector.
However, this year’s BikeFest will head towards a thriving trade event – but not before taking in the stunning Mediterranean coastline. 18 members of the team cycle the entire route over three days, with the remaining four joining for the final 95km on the last day. The team represents the entire span of the live sector, including companies such as Bishopsound, Creative Technologies, Earpro (part of Midwich Group), Equipson, FLUX Events, Stage One, Total Solutions Group, d&b Group and Wonderworks.
The money raised by the team has already surpassed an incredible £20,000, with donations still rolling in. Furthermore, BikeFest Spain 2023 is supported by sponsorship from Ayrton, d&b Solutions, Ear Pro, Fantek, ISE, SOJC, AVIXA and Total Solutions Group.
Peter Heath, MD of PLASA and member of #WeMakeEvents steering group, said: “The team and I are geared up for another BikeFest in Spain, and it’s great to welcome many more members this year. BikeFest Spain really has become an important date in the diary for many of us. Not only are the charities close to our hearts, the event itself has created long-lasting connections across the industry. I urge you all to donate as much as you can, to help support the incredible work done by Backup Tech, Music Support and Stagehand.”
Juan Jose Vila, CEO of Equipson, President of AFIAL andSteering member of WeMakeEvents Spain added: “BikeFest Spain made such a brilliant start in 2022 and I cannot wait to cycle alongside the rest of the team once again in just a few days. It will be a fun and very challenging few days! The charities we are riding for do excellent work in supporting our colleagues in need, so please show your support and donate.”
BikeFest Spain will take place from 27 to 29 January 2023, cycling 390km from Valencia to Barcelona.