Following the decision to move the Taipei Cycle show to create the new Taipei Cycle+ and Taispo+ in 14-16 May, a final decision has been made to cancel the show.
Due to the latest developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been significant travel and logistical restrictions globally. Each government has taken necessary measures to contain the virus and Taiwan Center for Disease Control has also urged the local government to hold or cancel public events with over 1,000 participants.
To comply with the government’s policy and to put people’s health as top priority, TAITRA, the show’s organizer, has made the difficult decision to cancel the May edition. To meet the industries’ needs, Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO will still offer online trade meetings & an online exhibition in May. Further details will be announced shortly.
Walter Yeh, the President and CEO of TAITRA said: “We respectfully apologize for the inconvenience incurred surrounding the cancellation of the 2020 Taipei Cycle show. We have decided to put people's concerns, health and well being ahead of the prosperity of the show and will return once we can guarantee the safe and inclusive environment we have always provided to the global cycling industry”.
Widespread show cancellations
The cancellation of 2020 Taipei Cycle+, is just the latest in a slew of cancellations of bicycle shows and events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Other events already canceled include: Sea Otter Classic, Swedish Bicycle Fair, Cyclingworld Düsseldorf and Velo Berlin. The China International Bicycle Fair held in Shanghai during May is currently still set to go ahead.