5 reasons you must visit The Cycle Show 2019

Now in its 18th year, the event takes place at Birmingham's NEC from 13-15 September and is the place to check out the latest bikes from the hottest brands. Here's why you should be going…

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The hottest new bikes and gear

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Bikes already confirmed for The Cycle Show include Cannondale’s brand new CAAD13 and SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD and Pinarello’s Dogma F10. Pinarello will also be exhibiting the yellow F12 that 2019 Tour de France winner Egan Bernal rode down the Champs Élysées in July! Other brands exhibiting are the likes of Colnago, Focus, Ribble, GT, Rose, Condor and Genesis. There’ll be plenty of components (including Campagnolo), clothing and accessories on display – and this year’s Retail Hub will be 20 per cent bigger!

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The road test track

The show has extended the Road Track, supported by Cycling Plus, for 2019 to help give you a better feel for the ride. This is your chance to try some choice road bikes from great brands, including the highly acclaimed e-bikes from Ribble – the Endurance SLe and Ribble Hybrid ALe, plus the brand’s exciting new Endurance SL and SL R road bikes that you’ll have to power yourself.

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Cycling heroes and expert advice

Former hour record holder Graeme Obree, CCC Liv’s Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, and ex-Team Sky rider Philip Deignan will be there to share stories from the top, plus riders from the Madison-Genesis domestic team will be on hand to dish out tips, while cycling author William Fotheringham is sure to have some interesting tales. More speakers to be announced in the weeks ahead…

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Travel tips

If you’re looking for a new two-wheeled challenge, are fed-up with the same routes or are looking for the ultimate week or weekend away, then you’ll love the show’s Destination Zone. Here you’ll discover companies offering supported and self-guided tours, training weekends, bike hire and cycling routes across Europe – and further afield including India, Nepal and Cuba.

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VIP Lounge

For the ultimate experience, treat yourself to a VIP ticket. Benefits include: fast-track show entry, priority booking onto the Road Test Track, a complimentary copy of Cycling Plus (RRP £5.50), access to the VIP Lounge, a free cup of coffee, goody bag and meet and greet opportunities with pro-riders and celebs. Tickets cost £40 in advance of the show.

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Save money on tickets!

Cycling Plus readers can get 10% off entry to the Cycle Show. Head here and the 10% discount will be applied automatically. Ticket offer applies to adult advance tickets only. Closing date 12 September 2019. A transaction fee applies. On-the-door tickets cost £19.