Taking place after another astonishing summer for British cycling which saw Le Tour in Britain (and subsequently most British stars falling off their bikes) the 2014 Cycle Show is shaping up to be the biggest and best in its history.
Birmingham’s NEC will provide the suitably large venue from 25-28 September 2014 for this year’s show and a host of big name brand exhibitors and special guests will be in attendance.
Confirmed exhibitors at the show include Trek, Bianchi, Condor Cycles and Raleigh among many others. Visitors will have the chance to test ride some shiny new machines on separate road, mountain and city bike tracks. Be sure to take along some lycra gear if you fancy testing out a roadie, and it is advisable to pre-book. More information on booking can be found on the website.
Taking place across all four days of the show, one event not to be missed is the Sam Pilgrim Big Air Invitational. Pilgrim, along with many other top names from the sport, will be competing in a freestyle dirt jumping contest in what will surely be an exciting spectacle. Fans of people flying through the air with little or no regard for their personal safety and wellbeing will be in for a treat.
Visitors on Friday 26th will have the opportunity to meet two big names from the world of cycling. British Olympics legend Sir Chris Hoy will be meeting guests, signing autographs and no doubt being asked for his ID at the Science in Sport stand before taking part in a Q&A session at 3.30pm. Meanwhile former Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso will be opening the show on Friday before signing autographs on FSA’s stand throughout the day.
Other highlights of this year’s show include cyclocross, which makes its show debut on Sunday 28th. There will be an elite men’s and women’s race along with a mixed race for members of the cycling industry and media. The GGB team’s invitations appear not to have arrived yet…
One stall where you’re far more likely to bump into the GGB team will be Sharp’s Brewery’s Doom Bar Airstream which will be serving cask ale throughout the Cycle Show. They will also be running a number of challenges for those feeling a bit more energetic including rowing machines and a roller racing rig.
Tickets and Competition!
For more information on the Cycle Show 2014 and to book tickets please visit http://www.cycleshow.co.uk/, but before you do that, try to win some, here