Held at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 13-15 September 2019, The Cycle Show is expecting up to 30,000 visitors to inspirational talks from some of the biggest names in the world of cycling. One notable highlight of the weekend is the presence of Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic champion and the second most decorated Olympic cyclist of all time.
Olympian, business owner, author, mental health advocate, motivational speaker and family man – Sir Chris Hoy will talk through his inspirational story on Friday 13 September at 12:30 BST at the V12 Retail Finance Stage.
Hoy will be joined by fellow Scot Graeme Obree, a pioneer in world cycling who twice broke the world hour record and is known for his innovative and controversial cycling technique. His story was brought to the big screen in 2006 with the film ‘The Flying Scotsman’.
In addition, with three Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders wins apiece, ‘The Lion of Flanders’ Johan Museeuw is widely considered to be one of the world’s most outstanding cobbled classics riders. He will be at the show on Sunday 15th to give a talk about his career, which spanned three decades and also saw a Road World Championships victory and two stage wins in the Tour de France.
Legends of the cycling world are ‘the currency of The Cycle Show’ and Martyn Ashton certainly has his place in the hearts and minds of British cycling fans. The former British and world champion mountain bike trials rider became a YouTube sensation with his ‘Road Bike Party’ videos, which boast over 30 million views. Recovering from an accident in 2013 which left him partially paralysed, he ’s now a host for GMBN, gives motivational TED talks and is back riding customised bikes.
The Cycle Show also boasts the presence of Jody Cundy OBE, who had his deformed right foot amputated at the age of three before going on to win seven Paralympic and 19 world championship goal medals across cycling and swimming.
Visitors will be treated to further talks from former Olympian, national champion and Team Sky rider Philip Deignan, and Tracy Moseley, a specialist downhill mountain bike racer who has won multiple British National Mountain Biking Championships and various medals at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.
Select members of Team Madison Genesis, and Team Manager Roger Hammond, will also be in attendance fresh from the last stage of the Tour of Britain and their final ever race.
And for those who would simply like to talk politics with one of Britain’s leading politicians, Deputy Labour Leader Tom Watson will be in attendance on Friday.