10 things to do at The Cycle Show

The UK's biggest cycling showcase is back

The UK’s biggest cycling showcase, The Cycle Show, will be at the NEC Birmingham between 28–30 September 2018. With more than 300 exhibitors and more than 500 brands visiting, the Cycle Show covers anything and everything two-wheeled — be it road, mountain, electric or BMX.

The Cycle Show will feature some of the newest products from the biggest brands in cycling. You’ll have the chance to try things out as well as get expert advice and tips. Here's our list of things for you to do at this year's show.

1. Try out a new bike

Ride a mountain bike on the singletrack loop at the MTB Bunker
Ride a mountain bike on the singletrack loop at the MTB Bunker

There will be plenty of test tracks for you to try out the bike of your choice, including a Road test track, the MTB Bunker with a 1.7km singletrack loop, the indoor Bosch e-MTB test track and the Bafang e-Bike Village. 

2. View the latest gear

Get ready to be wowed and amazed!
Get ready to be wowed and amazed!

The show will offer the chance for you to see the latest in cycling innovation, as well as get the scoop on what’s new for 2019 from the biggest brands in cycling.

3. Get expert advice

There'll be plenty of pros and experts at the show all offering tips such as how to improve your riding skills or what bike to buy next. 

There will also be workshops and tutorials covering everything from the basics to more advanced riding skills — it doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or seasoned rider, there's sure to be something to pique your interest.

4. Indulge in some retail therapy

Test out an e-bike on the indoor track
Test out an e-bike on the indoor track

With so many brands and products on show, you'll definitely be feeling the urge to splash out on some new gear. The Retail Zone will include plenty of stands selling whatever equipment you may need.

5. Discover more about women's cycling

The Women's Cycling Hub will answer all your questions
The Women's Cycling Hub will answer all your questions

The Velo Vixen Women’s Cycling Hub will be providing products and advice specifically for women, so head over if you have a burning question you haven’t had answered yet. 

There will also be demonstrations and discussions with industry players in women’s cycling.

6. Take your whole family

The Cycle Show is perfect for the whole family, with the advance family ticket costing just £37 for two adults and three kids. 

There's plenty for children of all ages to do and see, including trying out bikes on the fun Islabikes and Cube kids bike test tracks.

7. Talk to the pros

Talks and discussions will cover a wide range of topics
Talks and discussions will cover a wide range of topics

The Cycle Show will be hosting plenty of great talks about all things cycling. This will also be your opportunity to ask the questions you want on everything from safety to high-level racing. 

Guests include Marcel Kittel, Alex Dowsett, five-time BMX World Champion Shanaze Reade and two-time Olympic gold medallist Joanna Shand.

8. Watch the pros

The Extreme Bike Battle will have pros throwing down some impressive tricks
The Extreme Bike Battle will have pros throwing down some impressive tricks

If you’re after even more excitement, you can catch pro-freerider Sam Pilgrim throwing down tricks at the Extreme Bike Battle, along with BMX Flatland Champion Lee Musslewhite providing riding tips.

9. Be a VIP

Treat yourself to a VIP ticket and you'll receive freebies and perks to make your visit even more of an experience. 

VIPs are guaranteed fast-track entry to the show and test tracks, as well as a free massage and access to the VIP lounge. There will also be the opportunity to talk to some of the celebrities visiting The Cycle Show.

10. Get advice on how to start cycling

Get the scoop on the newest cycling developments for 2019
Get the scoop on the newest cycling developments for 2019

If you’re new to cycling, the New2Cycling Hub, in collaboration with free2cycle, will be provide advice on how to get started and what you need to consider. 

There will be drop-in workshops looking at how to buy a new bike, basic maintenance, safety and security and everything else you need to get started riding.

When, where, how?

The Cycle Show will be at the NEC Birmingham between 28–30 September 2018, from 9.30am to 5pm each day. 

Book discount tickets in advance, or pay for standard-price tickets on the door. For more details visit The Cycle Show website here.

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