The Cycle Show Selects: October
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100%;-webkit-mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);background-color:var(--divider-color);-webkit-mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url);mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url)}.elementor-widget-divider--no-spacing{--divider-pattern-size:auto}.elementor-widget-divider--bg-round{--divider-pattern-repeat:round}.rtl .elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{direction:rtl}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-divider,.e-con>.elementor-widget-divider{width:var(--container-widget-width,100%);--flex-grow:var(--container-widget-flex-grow)} SHOW NEWS /*! elementor - v3.19.0 - 26-02-2024 */ .elementor-column .elementor-spacer-inner{height:var(--spacer-size)}.e-con{--container-widget-width:100%}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-spacer,.e-con>.elementor-widget-spacer{width:var(--container-widget-width,var(--spacer-size));--align-self:var(--container-widget-align-self,initial);--flex-shrink:0}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container,.e-con>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container{height:100%;width:100%}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container>.elementor-spacer,.e-con>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container>.elementor-spacer{height:100%}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container>.elementor-spacer>.elementor-spacer-inner,.e-con>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container>.elementor-spacer>.elementor-spacer-inner{height:var(--container-widget-height,var(--spacer-size))}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-spacer.elementor-widget-empty,.e-con>.elementor-widget-spacer.elementor-widget-empty{position:relative;min-height:22px;min-width:22px}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-spacer.elementor-widget-empty .elementor-widget-empty-icon,.e-con>.elementor-widget-spacer.elementor-widget-empty .elementor-widget-empty-icon{position:absolute;top:0;bottom:0;left:0;right:0;margin:auto;padding:0;width:22px;height:22px} The Cycle Show 2022 PRE-SALE FOR THE CYCLE SHOW 2023 IS STILL LIVE The UK’s biggest cycling show will be back next year at the iconic Alexandra Palace, from 21-23 April 2023. In celebration of our 20th edition, we will be bringing you the biggest and best to date! Don’t want to miss out? Book your Pre-Sale ticket today! BOOK NOW (Photo by Getty images) MEET OUR FIRST OFFICIAL RIDERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2023 We are so excited to announce our first riders for the 2023 show. From Olympic gold medallists to professional mountain bike riders and YouTube sensations, the list of these riders’ achievements is astonishing!  MEET OUR RIDERS SEASONAL NEWS (Photo by BikeRadar) MAJOR MOUNTAINS, SUMMIT FINISHES AND A SINGLE TIME-TRIAL: A TOUR DE FRANCE FOR CLIMBERS Beginning in the Basque Country, the 2023 men’s Tour de France goes big on Pyrenean climbs before winding through the Massif Central en route to the alps. Even the TT is undulating. READ FULL ARTICLE (Photo by ASO) TOURMALET AND FINAL STAGE TIME-TRIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF SECOND TOUR DE FRANCE FEMMES Following a successful and, let’s face it, extremely belated launch in 2022, the women’s Tour peloton tackle the legendary Col du Tourmalet in a potentially race-deciding stage 7 before a final time-trial in Pau. There are a tasty eight days of racing ahead come July. FIND OUT MORE REVIEWS & BUYER'S GUIDE (Photo by Cycling Weekly) OAKLEY ENCODER SUNGLASSES REVIEW The Oakley Encoders are a set of futuristic-looking multi-sport sunglasses and share a few handfuls of design cues with the more head-turning Kato sunglasses.  SEE FULL REVIEW (Photo by BikeRadar) THE BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE JACKETS A good mountain bike jacket will keep you riding whatever the weather and, as a result, is possibly the most important item in your winter wardrobe. Here are 20 of the best tried and tested MTB jackets by the experts. READ MORE TOP TIPS & ADVICE (Photo by BikeRadar) 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CYCLING ENDURANCE Knowing you’re able to ride as long as your route, riding mates, or imagination requires is a very powerful feeling. Conversely, feeling dread about passing the one-hour, two-hour, or three-hour point will limit your training and fitness gains, and ultimately your enjoyment. Find out about the best practices to improve your endurance. DISCOVER MORE (Photo by TimeOut) THE BEST BIKE RIDES IN AND AROUND LONDON It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of London without a second glance at the beauty of the city that is sitting on your doorstep. So, here are some of the most spectacular rides in the city from the tourist attractions to trips out to London’s nature-packed edges. FIND OUT MORE Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW Latest News Scotland rocks: 7 best moments from Glasgow UCI World Championships 15 August, 2023 No Comments The Glasgow-Scotland UCI World Championships drew to a close last weekend, the biggest cycling event ever staged and it was right here in the UK.   And Scotland delivered. There were a few doubts expressed in advance regarding the multi-discipline Read More » Branded: Sigma Sports Electric 27 June, 2023 No Comments Sigma Sports has been serving the south-west London and Surrey bike community since 1992, opening their current flagship store in Hampton Wick in 2011 as the brand expanded alongside the corresponding bike boom. Now Sigma has an e-bike only showroom Read More » Personal Pick of the Show: Ian’s highlights in photos 24 May, 2023 No Comments Words: Ian Cleverly Photos: Juliet Lemon and Hayley Bray As this was my first year working for The Cycle Show, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. I’d been in touch with some of the brands ahead of the show Read More » Jaw Droppers: Winners and grinners from 15 stunningly unique bike builds 5 May, 2023 No Comments Jaw Droppers returned to Ally Pally for a second year and once again wowed the crowd, with a bevy of beautiful bikes built specially for The Cycle Show – each one a unique and head-turning design with flair to the Read More » The return of the Jaw Droppers 18 April, 2023 No Comments The Jaw Droppers are back with a BANG for 2023 This year, visitors to The Cycle Show will see a new line up of incredible bikes created by 15 talented builders from the UK and across Europe. See below for Read More » Everything you can do for free 17 April, 2023 No Comments FEELING THE PINCH? We know you might be feeling cautious about spending money at the moment, so if you’re wondering if a Cycle Show ticket is actually worth it, look no further… Already own a bike? No worries, we have so much more Read More »
The Cycle Show Selects: September
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Top Industry News, Reviews and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… SHOW NEWS The Cycle Show 2022 SIGN UP TO THE CYCLE SHOW 2023 PRE-SALE The UK’s biggest cycling show will be back next year at the iconic Ally Pally. From the biggest brands and stars of the sport, to incredible custom bikes, demo tracks, skills sessions and some of the industry’s top experts – we’ve got it covered! Don’t want to miss out? Sign up for pre-sale today! SIGN UP NOW The Cycle Show 2022 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2022 SHOW Do you want a taste of what’s to come in 2023? Relive some of the highlights from the 2022 show and discover what you can expect next year as the Cycle Show returns to Ally Pally. FIND OUT MORE SEASONAL NEWS (Photo by Cycling Weekly) JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE SELECTED TO DEFEND TITLE The reigning world champion abandoned the Vuelta a España less than two weeks ago after he suffered a dislocated shoulder in a crash on stage 11. He has since been cleared to defend his rainbow jersey, The men’s road race will close out this year’s World Championships, taking place on Sunday 25 September. READ FULL ARTICLE (Photo by Cycling Weekly) MEET ZOE BACKSTEDT: JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPION Zoe Bäckstedt is confident going into the Junior World Championship road race next week. The 17-year-old completed a clean sweep at the Watersley Challenge juniors race last weekend, winning the overall title as well as all three stages and the mountains classification jersey.  DISCOVER MORE REVIEWS & BUYER'S GUIDE (Photo by BikeRadar) MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOES REVIEW The Five Ten Trailcross Clip-In was launched in early 2022, aimed at adventurous mountain bikers, gravel riders and bike packers alike. Read the full review today.  SEE FULL REVIEW (Photo by BikeRadar) THE BEST ALUMINIUM ROAD BIKES The best aluminium road bikes can rival bikes with carbon frames; aluminium remains a great material for making bicycle frames. Discover the full list of the best road bikes below. READ MORE TOP TIPS & ADVICE (Photo by Triathlon) THE BENEFITS OF TRAINING INDOORS Indoor training in spring and summer? Is that even possible? As it turns out you can and it is an increasingly popular option for cycle enthusiasts all around the world. DISCOVER MORE (Photo by Cycling Weekly) 7 ESSENTIALS FOR EVERY BIKE RIDE Cycling Weekly have put together seven of the most important tools which everyone should take on every ride or, at the very least, on every ride which goes further than you’d be prepared to walk back!  DO YOU HAVE THE ESSENTIALS? Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW
The Cycle Show Selects: August
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Top Industry News, Reviews and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… SHOW NEWS The Cycle Show 2022 SIGN UP TO THE CYCLE SHOW 2023 PRE-SALE The UK’s biggest cycling show will be back next year at the iconic Ally Pally. From the biggest brands and stars of the sport, to incredible custom bikes, demo tracks, skills sessions and some of the industry’s top experts – we’ve got it covered! Don’t want to miss out? Sign up for pre-sale today! SIGN UP NOW DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THE CYCLE SHOW TEAM? We are looking for a passionate and skilled Events Marketing Executive to work on the biggest Cycle Show in the UK. If this sounds like you, read our full job description below. FIND OUT MORE SEASONAL NEWS (Photo by Getty Images) TOUR DE FRANCE FEMMES 2022 After eight gruelling days of racing, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) etched her name into the history books as the winner of the 2022 Tour de France Femmes. READ FULL ARTICLE (Photo by Getty Images) GERAINT THOMAS AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES Geraint Thomas will be ‘in it to win it’ when he takes to the streets of Warwick to compete in the Commonwealth games.  READ FULL ARTICLE REVIEWS & BUYER'S GUIDE (Photo by BikeRadar) SHIMANO XC7 SHOES REVIEW The Shimano XC7 is a performance shoe midway up Shimano’s off-road footwear range. As its name suggests, the XC7 is billed for cross-country mountain bike and cyclocross racing. Read the full review today.  SEE FULL REVIEW (Photo by BikeRadar) 6 OF THE BEST ENERGY BARS Energy bars sit between everyday food and energy gels on the buffet of on-bike nutrition. Their taste and ingredients will closely resemble something you’d eat as a snack day-to-day, such as a cereal bar.Bike Radar has put together their top 6 energy bars to help you when picking out your cycling fuel. READ MORE TOP TIPS & ADVICE (Photo by Triathlon) HOW TO TRAIN ON YOUR COMMUTE Is it possible to get in a beneficial workout on your daily work commute? The answer is yes! Read below as Coach Dermott Hayes explains how you can turn your commute into an effective training session. DISCOVER MORE (Photo by BikeRadar) THE BEST BEGINNER'S CYCLING TIPS BikeRadar have put together essential pieces of advice for new cyclists. Covering kit, clothing, nutrition, technique and more, this is a must read for beginners as you begin your cycling journey. READ THE TOP TIPS Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW
The Cycle Show Selects: June
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… TOP NEWS (Photo by Getty Images) MARK CAVENDISH & ALICE TOWERS BLAZE TO HEROIC NATIONAL TITLES Mark claimed his second national road race title with a majestic spring in Castle Douglas, while 19-year-old Alice Towers took a shock solo win in the women’s race after a phenomenal 30km break.  VIEW FULL ARTICLE (Photo by Getty Images) LONDON TO HOST 2022-23 CYCLOCROSS WORLD CUP This week the UCI confirmed that the UCI Cyclocross World Cup will visit London later this year. London has been given the last of the slots in their leading Cyclocross competition, which will potentially see star riders take on the course on 11 December.  READ FULL ARTICLE SEASONAL NEWS (Photo by Getty Images) TOUR DE FRANCE 2022 - COMPREHENSIVE TEAM-BY-TEAM GUIDE Tour de France 2022 starts tomorrow! Follow the link for everything you need to know about the team lineups, from the contenders to the riders that could surprise.  READ FULL ARTICLE /*! elementor - v3.19.0 - 26-02-2024 */ .elementor-widget-video .elementor-widget-container{overflow:hidden;transform:translateZ(0)}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper{aspect-ratio:var(--video-aspect-ratio)}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper iframe,.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper video{height:100%;width:100%;display:flex;border:none;background-color:#000}@supports not (aspect-ratio:1/1){.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper{position:relative;overflow:hidden;height:0;padding-bottom:calc(100% / var(--video-aspect-ratio))}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper iframe,.elementor-widget-video .elementor-wrapper video{position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0}}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-open-inline .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay{position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;background-size:cover;background-position:50%}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay{cursor:pointer;text-align:center}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay:hover .elementor-custom-embed-play i{opacity:1}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay img{display:block;width:100%;aspect-ratio:var(--video-aspect-ratio);-o-object-fit:cover;object-fit:cover;-o-object-position:center center;object-position:center center}@supports not (aspect-ratio:1/1){.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay{position:relative;overflow:hidden;height:0;padding-bottom:calc(100% / var(--video-aspect-ratio))}.elementor-widget-video .elementor-custom-embed-image-overlay img{position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0}}.elementor-widget-video .e-hosted-video .elementor-video{-o-object-fit:cover;object-fit:cover}.e-con-inner>.elementor-widget-video,.e-con>.elementor-widget-video{width:var(--container-widget-width);--flex-grow:var(--container-widget-flex-grow)} DISCOVER THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2022 TEASER The Tour De France Teaser is here – are you ready for TDF 2022 to start tomorrow? WATCH NOW IN-DEPTH REVIEWS (Photo by BikeRadar) CANNONDALE JEKYLL 2 REVIEW The high-pivot suspension layout and clever frame design make the Jekyll 2 seriously formidable on the trail. BikeRadar’s review describes the bike as composed, capable, and a lot of fun to ride. Read the full review today.  SEE FULL REVIEW (Photo by BikeRadar) CHEAP HYBRID BIKES BikeRadar has put together 10 practical bikes that won’t break the bank. Cheap hybrid bikes are a great solution for many commuters and leisure cyclists who prefer a flat handlebar to the nose-down position of a road bike. See full review below.  READ MORE TOP TIPS & ADVICE (Photo by Getty Images) SUMMER CYCLING TIPS The days are longer, the evenings are warm and the roads are dry – there’s no better time to be on a bike in the summer. To make the most of the seemingly short Great British summertime, get your clothing and equipment choices right so you’re motivated to ride – check our Tredz summer buying guide.  READ MORE (Photo by BikeRadar) BIKE CHAINS EXPLAINED It’s not a very exciting component, but you won’t get far without a chain on your bike, BikeRadar has put together a run-down of everything you need to know about bicycle chains including the structure of the chain, different ‘speed’ chains, compatibility, chain length and more.  FIND OUT MORE Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW