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The Cycle Show 2012 with new Tour Ride Sportive
28 Sep 2012 until 30 Sep 2012
The NEC, Birmingham
Details: The Cycle Show 2012 will see plenty of heavyweight bike brands exhibiting, including Specialized who are building a Concept Store at the show, Trek, Pinarello, Colnago, Raleigh and Ribble.
This year’s show will also see the addition of a new Super Crit 1km circuit race around the NEC on the Saturday evening, offering a fantastic spectacle on Saturday 29 September. The 1km Dare2b Mountain Bike Test Track and the 600m Road Bike Demo Track will also return this year.
The Tour Ride Sportive is the last event of the 2012 Tour Ride series, and will start and finish at The NEC. It offers the opportunity to ride alongside some of the UK’s top road cycling teams, with Team Raleigh – GAC, Rapha Condor and Team UK Youth having already confirmed their participation.
The sportive will feature two distances, a 96km challenge and a 150km pro ride. Participants in the sportive will have access to half price admission and car parking for the show, allowing them to end the 2012 summer of cycling in style.
Creative Director of the Cycle Show and Race Director at The Tour of Britain Mick Bennet, explains:
“It’s a challenging sportive ride through the Warwickshire countryside, passing some of the West Midlands’ finest beauty spots, including the Cotswolds, Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle and the River Avon. The sportive will give participants the chance to ride alongside many of the UK’s pro riders, who will be enjoying a relaxed end of season ride. There will be time to see the must-have bikes and cycling gear for 2013 as they return from the ride.”
Advance tickets for The Cycle Show are £13 for adults and £1 for kids under 14.
Entries for the The Tour Ride Cycle Show Sportive are £35. (Entry includes the full Tour of Britain Pro experience, with mechanical support from Specialized and products from Maxifuel, Soreen and Highland Spring, plus a medal and goody bag).
The combined ticket also gives you entry into the show for just £6.50.
More info: For more information, or to book your tickets, go to www.cycleshow.co.uk.