The London Bike Show & Triathlon Show: London, the UK’s largest cycling and triathlon exhibition, has announced the schedule of speakers in attendance at this year’s event.
Taking place at ExCel London on 29-31 March 2019, the shows offer a day out for triathletes and cyclists of all disciplines. There will be more than 300 bike, kit and accessory brands on display, as well as opportunities to test ride the latest bikes on the test track and kids test track and a mini pump track for those up for showing off their riding skills.
Joining Olympic and World Championship winning triathlon brothers Jonny and Alistair Brownlee who will be cutting the ribbon to open the show proceedings on behalf of OTE Sports, a number of cycling and triathlon champions, experts and coaches will be gracing the show’s various stages over the course of the event.
Speakers spanning all disciplines of cycling, triathlon and other sporting or adventurous endeavours will feature across three different stages – the main Performance Theatre, the 220 Triathlon Experts Stage, and Casquette Live, a celebration of women’s cycling.
The opening day is headlined by the OTE Sport fuelled champion triathlon brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, who also open the show. While day one also sees retired professional cyclist turned pundit, World Champion, Grand Tour winner and Spring Classics hero Sean Kelly take to the stage.
Former Dirty Sanchez TV personality Matt Pritchard turned triathlete and vegan chef features, discussing his pathway from extreme partying to extreme triathlon with 220 Triathlon magazine Editor Helen Webster. Meanwhile, cyclo-cross veteran and fan favourite Helen Wyman speaks on Saturday offering insight into a booming cycling discipline and a look at what’s next since announcing her retirement.
Recognising the growing importance of e-bikes, Ben Spencer, Research Fellow from Oxford Brookes University, will present research from the award-winning cycle BOOM study which explored how e-bikes impact cycling as people get older and how this affects their mobility, health and wellbeing.
Coming to the show off the back of the current Track World Championships, Olympic and World Champion cyclist Katie Archibald headlines Sunday’s Performance Theatre line-up, with back-to-back Junior World Cyclo-Cross Champion Ben Tulett also returning to the show after opening last year.
The Cycling UK Women’s Festival of Cycling launch is expected to be a celebratory affair; while Professor George Whyte shall also be speaking about his approach to coaching. Saturday boasts multiple IRONMAN World Champion and parkrun Head of Participation Chrissie Wellington as well as BBC One Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin talking about her transformation into a Team GB triathlete; both interviewed by Editor of 220 Triathlon Helen Webster.
On the mountain biking front, Trail Unknown founders Hugo Van Dorssen and Tom Shopland will offer insight on the future of UK MTB tourism.
Guinness World Record holder for cycling across Europe, Leigh Timmis, rounds out a Performance Theatre line-up over the three days with a frank discussion on the benefits of cycling for mental health.
220 Triathlon Experts Stage
Headlining the triathlon-focused stage at the show, curated by 220 Triathlon magazine, will be international renowned coach Joe Beer and Yiannis Christadoulou who will discuss his transition from non-swimmer to GB Aquathlon Team Captain. Adventurer Fiona Quinn takes to the stage on Sunday to give insight into her challenge of completing a length-of-Britain triathlon, while Mark Kleanthous, one of the most experienced triathletes in the sport having completed 39 IRONMAN events and over 500 triathlons, will share what it takes to build such an impressive record.
Also featuring at the 220 Triathlon Experts stage are author Martyn Brunt, performance coach Adelaide Goodeve, Swim Smooth coaches, and young triathlon stars Cheeky Ben and Billie Jordan Butler.
In addition to appearing on the Performance Theatre stage, Katie Archibald and Helen Wyman will also be speaking as part of Casquette Live, a celebration of women’s cycling promoted by Casquette media and magazine. Joining them will be cycling journalist and presenter Rebecca Charlton and former professional cyclists Molly Weaver and Iris Slappendel.