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 with: former SKY rider Philip Deignan, racer Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, MTB enduro and former world champ Tracy Mosely, Ribble designer Jamie Burrows, photographer Geoff Waugh, Kitty Pemberton Platt, MTB legend Martyn Ashton, dirt jumper Olly Wilkins, members of Madison Genesis Team and journalist and biographer William Fotheringham. With more speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.
Saturday 14th September
Tracy Moseley – is a 4 times World Champion Mountain biker in DH and EnduroWith. Over the past 20 years, Tracy has competed at the highest level across downhill, endure and even some XC.
Now a mum, mentor and team manager, Tracy continues to immerse herself in the sport she loves and enjoys helping and supporting the next generation of talented racers.
Tracy will be joining us at the Cycle Show at the Main Stage as a headline speaker on Saturday. She will take you through her journey of becoming a world champion rider and taking part in the last ever Transprovce 6-day alpine endure.
Image Credits: Credit: Trans-Provence Crew
Friday 13th September
Deignan first set foot on a bike in 1997 during a charity cycling event in Letterkenny and since then has gone on to be recognised as one of the most talented Irish riders.
He won the 2004 Ronde de l’Isard and turned professional with AG2R in 2005 logging his first victory that year on the Tour du Doubs – Conseil General.
A highlight of his career was his stage victory at the 2009 Vuelta a Espana, when he overcame Roman Kreuziger in a two-up sprint in Avila. He was the first Irishman to win a stage of a Grand Tour since Stephen Roche’s victory in the 1992 Tour de France. He rode 11 Grand Tours in total with his final appearance coming at the 2017 Giro d’Italia.
Recognised as an experienced climber, Deignan announced that he was returning to the UCI World Tour in 2014 by joining Team Sky where he stayed for five years.
At the end of 2018 he announced his retirement from professional cycling saying; “There have been lots of ups and down but to be able to finish my career healthy and at the top of my sport with the best team in the world, makes me grateful and proud. On to the next challenge.”