Pro-Riders & Cycling Legends

This year’s show will host a fantastic line-up of riders and cycling pros all sharing their inspirational stories of success and struggles to reach the top of their game. Simon Brotherton and Simon Paton will host Q & A’s across the weekend.

Philip Deignan

Friday 13th September

Former Sky rider Philip Deignan will be interviewed by Simon Brotherton on his career, Team Ineos, working for ITV on the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de France and previewing the up and coming World Championships in Yorkshire.

Graeme Obree

Friday 13th – Saturday 14th

The two-time World Hour record holder and two-time World 4000m Pursuit champion. Was inspired by the hour record set by Francesco Moser in 1984. Obree went on to break the record using his own ‘crouch’ position, which was banned twice, riding ‘Old Faithful’ the bike he hand-built using parts from a washing machine.

JAMIE BURROW

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th

Jamie Burrow is a former US Postal Team Pro and now Head of Product at Ribble Cycles. Jamie will be giving insight into how his road racing career launched his career into bike design. Jamie will be joined by Andy Smallwood, CEO of Ribble on Friday 13th September.

Simon Brotherton

Friday 13th – Saturday 14th

Simon has established himself as one of the country’s finest and most diverse sports commentators. Simon has enjoyed real success as the BBC’s lead cycling commentator after making the transition from radio to television, most notably at Rio 2016, where his performances at both the Olympics and Paralympics received deserved acclaim.

TRACY MOSELEY

Saturday 14th September 

4 times World Champion Mountainbiker in Down Hill and Enduro, Tracy Mosely will be talking about her journey of becoming a world champion rider and taking part in the last ever Transprovce 6-day alpine endure.  Image Credit: Trans-Provence Crew

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio

Saturday 14th September

A South African road cyclist who is currently riding for the UCI Women’s team CCC-Liv. Ashleigh will be joining us at the Cycle Show at the Main Stage as a headline speaker on Saturday. Straight after the show, Ashleigh will be heading to Yorkshire for preparations for the mixed time trial and women’s race at the UCI Road World Championships.

Brian Robinson

Saturday 14th September Brian Robinson BEM is Britain’s first great road cycling professional. He was the first Briton to finish the Tour de France and the first to win a stage. In 1961 he won the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré stage race. Brian was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame in 2009 and awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2017 New Year Honours List for his services to charity and cycling.

Martyn Ashton

Saturday 14th September Martyn Ashton’s career took off in the mid-1990s riding for the mighty Volvo Cannondale team. His ability on a bike made him one of the UK’s best-ever mountain bike trials riders.  Martyn’s popularity skyrocketed with the Road Bike Party videos which turned him into YouTube sensation with a combined 30million+ views so far. After his accident in 2013, Martyn is busier than ever as host for GMBN, motivational TED talk speaker, as well as an ambassador for the Wings for Life charity.

ANDY SMALLWOOD

Saturday 14 September

Passionate about cycling, Andy Smallwood started racing on a Ribble bike 25 years ago unaware that he would one day be running the company. After working in bike shops, studying Product Design at University, and working for the UK’s largest cycling retailer, Andy moved onto Boardman Bikes where he led the multi-award winning bike brand as Managing Director.

Head hunted in 2017, Andy’s inspiring vision for Ribble has seen the brand refocus and concentrate on being a World Class cycling brand with a forward thinking approach to bicycle retail. Andy will be joined by Ribble’s Head of Product, Jamie Burrow, on Saturday 14th September.

Roger Hammond

Roger Hammond - pro rider cycling through mudSunday 15th September

Roger Hammond is a former two-time national road champion and classics specialist with podium finishes at Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix in his Palmares. Roger built a reputation as one of the sport’s toughest competitors and it was cyclocross where he saw most success winning the national championship eight times. After retiring from racing, Roger became Team manager for the newly created Madison Genesis team in 2013 and continued to be closely involved with the team after becoming Directeur Sportif at Team Dimension Data in 2016.

Team Madison Genesis

Sunday 15th September

Fresh from the last stage of the Tour of Britain and their final ever race, select members of the Madison Genesis team and manager Roger Hammond will be speaking exclusively at the Show. There will be a chance to reminisce about past glories, lessons learned and life in the domestic peloton as an aspiring World Tour rider.