BikeFest, organised by PLASA’s #WeMakeEvents campaign, returned to Spain last week to raise more than £50,000 for industry charities Backup Tech, Music Support and Stagehand.

The team cycled a total of 360km to arrive in Barcelona for the ISE trade show which took place from 31 January – 3 February. They started in Valencia and then travelled along the Mediterranean coast, stopping off in Vinaros and Salou, before arriving at Fira de Barcelona.

The team comprised 22 industry colleagues, representing BishopSound, Creative Technology, EARPRO, Equipson, FLUX Events, PLASA, SHARP/NEC Display Solutions, Stage One Creative Services, Total Solutions Group, White Light and d&b Solutions, and Wonder Works, as well as a few freelancers. Most of the team covered 364km over three days, with a few joining on day three for the final 100km.

The now annual event has garnered support from across the live AV and events industry, in both the UK and Spain. Organised by #WeMakeEvents, PLASA and AFIAL, the 2023 edition of BikeFest Spain was sponsored by Ayrton, AVIXA, d&b Group, EARPRO, Fantek, ISE, SOJC and Total Solutions Group.

PLASA director and BikeFest organiser Nicky Greet, said, “BikeFest continues to be a fun and friendly way to build relationships across our industry. This camaraderie is clearly shown in the incredible amount we raised for our chosen industry charities – I give my sincere thanks to everyone who took part, sponsored, and donated. The team and I look forward to doing it all again in September towards PLASA Show in London before we return to ISE again next year.”