Introducing our incredible line up of athletes, celebrities, speakers and more…
They can walk the walk, talk the talk and know how to ride a bike.
They can walk the walk, talk the talk and know how to ride a bike.
Mark Cavendish MBE is the greatest sprinter in history with 146 professional victories, including 48 Grand Tour wins and the 2011 World Championship title.
As a Road cyclist, Cavendish turned professional in 2005 and achieved a record eleven wins in his first professional season.
Dubbed the “the world’s best sprinter”, Mark was awarded an MBE for Services to British Cycling in 2011 and named BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year, after becoming Britain’s first ever Green Jersey winner.
Launching his own brand CVNDSH in 2013, Cavendish also founded a scholarship to support young talent flourish in the industry and continues to work with organisations including Help For Heroes, Nike and is an Ambassador for the charities ‘Right To Play’.
Currently riding for Team Dimension Data, we are thrilled Mark Cavendish will be joining us at the Cycle Show at the Tannus Airless Tyre Stage as a Headline Speaker and visiting the VIP Lounge for appearance and signing opportunities.*
Photo: Scott Mitchell
Rebecca Charlton is a TV presenter, journalist and author. Rebecca has written two books on cycling with Bloomsbury and can be found presenting and commentating on channels including Eurosport, ITV and Sky. As well as contributing to a number of magazines on all things fitness Rebecca is an event host and public speaker. She regularly hosts large-scale stage Q&As at events such as the London Bike Show and live events such as the London Nocturne, Zwift live and the Bike Biz Awards.
In 2018 Rebecca was the lead presenter on ITV’s coverage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour of Britain and will be reporting on the Tour of Britain in September.
Kirsten Wild is a female road racing cyclist from the Netherlands, currently riding for Wiggle High5. The Dutch power house who has 104 professional UCI victories on the road from 2006-2018. This year she won stages in Prudential Ride London, Giro d’Italia and a stage in Tour de Yorkshire. Kirsten is also a very successful track cyclist. She is 4 times World Champion and the newly crowned European Scratch and Omnium Champion. Kirsten Wild has signed with WNT – ROTOR Pro Cycling on a 2-year contract for next season.
One of the fastest sprinters in the peloton Marcel Kittel has Grand Tour stage wins under his belt and counting. The Katusha-Alpecin rider started off as a TT specialist winning a bronze medal in the World Championships U23 category and his success has continued to grow.
He turned pro in 2011 and is one of the most decorated German sprinters of all time and is one of the only riders to have worn almost every jersey at the Tour de France and Giro D’Italia at some point!
Sam Pilgrim is a British Professional Mountain Bike Rider, known for extreme stunts on various courses around the world. He shares his adventures and tricks on Youtube channel Sam Pilgrim. Sam embarked on his first year of competition when he was 17-years-old and won a number of events including King of Dirt in Austria. In 2013 Sam became the first ever European athlete to win FMB World Tour since its establishment in 2010.
Pilgrim will be joining us at the Cycle Show, heading to the Tannus Airless Tyre Stage as a Headline Speaker, check out the Bosch eMTB test Track and visit the VIP Lounge for appearance and signing opportunities.
Home-grown road racer Alex Dowsett, like fellow Katusha-Alpecin rider Marcel Kittel spent his formative years with a focus on time trial.
Unlike Kittel who has become known for his sprinting, Dowsett has remained as a TT specialist having won the TT stage at the 2013 Giro D’Italia, gold at the Commonwealth Games 2014 and then breaking the hour record in May 2015.
Dowsett will be joining us at the Cycle Show with Canyon Bikes UK, heading to the Tannus Airless Tyre Stage as a Headline Speaker and visiting the VIP Lounge for appearance and signing opportunities.*
Markus is the founder of Bikepacking Scotland, an ultra-endurance cyclist, photographer, film producer and writer. He is best known for his unsupported journey around the world using just one gear on his bike. He spent the last ten years riding all over Scotland and has created six bikepacking trails, amongst them the award-winning Capital Trail, the Wild About Argyll Trail and a new family route in East Lothian. This July Markus completed a six day journey across the UK as part of the #domorewithnikwax Challenge, cycling 1675km in five days and hiking up Ben Nevis on his ‘off day’, and cycled with his partner on a tandem through Arctic Norway.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY HEADLINER
British award-winning sports journalist Ned Boulting has been a part of ITV’s Tour de France team for the past 16 years, working as a reporter, presenter and commentator. He has also worked on numerous other races, including The Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana, as well as Paris Roubaix, Milan San Remo and the Tour of Britain. Ned is author of four books on cycling, including the bestselling How I Won The Yellow Jumper, and has recently started touring a one-man theatre show about cycling, Tour de Ned.
Boulting will be joining us at the Cycle Show on the Tannus Airless Tyre Stage hosting a variety of talks and sessions. He will also be visiting the VIP Lounge for appearance and signing opportunities.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY HEADLINER
Lee Musselwhite is a Professional BMX Flatland rider, current 2x UK Flatland Champion & Guinness World Record Holder who competes and performs shows at the highest level all over the world. Lee is renowned for dedicating his years of riding to pushing boundaries, inventing countless signature moves and building his own unique style. He is regarded by many as one of the most creative and original BMX riders out there!
Musselwhite will be joining us at the Cycle Show, heading to the Tannus Airless Tyre Stage as a Headline Speaker and visiting the VIP Lounge for appearance and signing opportunities, not forgetting his Extreme Bike Battle Shows in Hall 10 and the free to attend coaching sessions!
At only 17 years of age Shanaze won her first professional race in the Girls Pro at the American Bicycle Association Winter nationals in Phoenix, Arizona. In the same year, Shanaze became British National No.1 in the 19 & Over Elite Men’s category after racing the men’s National series all year.
Shanaze became the Women’s Senior UCI BMX World Champion in 2007 whilst also taking up track racing – within a short period of time went on to take first place in Team Sprint at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships alongside Victoria Pendleton, which was the first ever Women’s Team Sprint Gold Medal title in that event.
Shanaze took a short retirement from the sport and has recently returned to training on the track with the Great Britain Cycling Team for a trial period.
Shanaze will be joining us at the Cycle Show at the Women’s Hub as a Headline Speaker and visiting the VIP Lounge for appearance and signing opportunities.
Olympic cyclist, Joanna Rowsell Shand, began her cycling career after being talent spotted at school aged 15. Perseverance lead to junior National Titles and representing Great Britain at the junior World Championships in only her second year of racing.
After relocating to Manchester to be a full-time cyclist, within 9 months Joanna won her first World Title in the women’s Team Pursuit. She became World Champion, World Record holder and Olympic Champion in 2012.
In 2014 completed the World Championships and Commonwealth Games double with gold medals at both events in the Individual Pursuit that year.
Making the Great Britain Cycling Team again in 2016 for the Rio Olympics, Joanna and the team blew the competition away to take a gold medal again and 3 new World Records in the process.
Joanna will be joining us at the Cycle Show at the Women’s Hub as a Headline Speaker and visiting the VIP Lounge for appearance and signing opportunities.
Ever since his legendary 2011 world championship winning run in Champery, Danny Hart’s reputation as a British downhill hero was assured – but he didn’t stop there. The Redcar Rocket regained the rainbow jersey in a standout 2016 campaign, which featured a hat trick of world cup wins.
Danny’s appeal goes beyond his results sheet, with his riding style and down-to-earth demeanour gaining him fans worldwide. Giving back to the sport, Danny’s own bike park provides a place for him to train and provide coaching sessions to the next generation of riders.
Photo: Dan Hearn
TRADE DAY SPEAKER
Rosalie Van Beveren is a sales engineer and the brand ambassador for Lightspeed UK. Having consulted with over 2,000 SME’s over the past two and a half years, her role has evolved to encompass presale queries, demos and market analysis on the evolving market.
Rosalie uses her adept product knowledge to provide a first-hand approach to the best practices for restaurateurs and retailers to using their ePOS, tailored to their specific needs.
Rosalie’s presentation will be – Cycling in the Cloud: Selling more with technology.