It’s not often that you can check out the latest cycling kit and then walk a few metres and shake the hand of a pro racing star or two, but this year’s Cycle show in London has given thousands of cyclists that very opportunity.
This year’s show has attracted some very well known names from the world of cycling – Olympic gold medallists Nicole Cooke and Paul Manning; Paralympic multi-gold medallist Darren Kenny; BMX world champion Shanaze Reade; Race Across America soloist Jim Rees; and many more have been mixing freely with the crowds at Earls Court. It’s hard to imagine many other sports being this accessible.
With so many stars and so much new kit, it’s been hard to know where to look first. Here we present another selection of images from this year’s Cycle show in London.
David Millar was on team sponsor Garmin’s stand in the afternoon, meeting his fans and signing autographs
Race Across America solo rider Jim Rees was working out on the rollers all day and still managing to chat to the show’s visitors. He later gave a talk about his RAAM experiences on the main stage
Paralympian Darren Kenny and Olympic sailing gold medallist (and keen cyclist) Paul Goodison shared the stage with GB track coach Shane Sutton for a question and answer session
Cube Lightening Super – £7,999
The Titus Vuelo has an integrated carbon-fibre and titanium frame
Most of the major manufacturers had at least one bike with Campagnolo’s new 11-speed components
Austrian company KTM chose Cycle 08 to launch its range of road and mountain bikes in the UK. It’s road range consists of three framesets, with several component builds for each. The range-topping Revelator Prestige will come with electronic Dura-Ace and a claimed weight of 6.2kg (13.7lbs)
Knog had its brilliant range of colourful weatherproof, rubber enclosed LED lights on show
USE has created a neat rear LED for its Exposure range of rechargeable lights. The rear unit simply plugs into the charging socket on the main light, using the same battery. The whole lot can easily mount onto a helmet
Van Nicholas’ titanium framed Astraeus
Cycle Works had a new triangular shaped cycle store on show, providing secure and weatherproof cycle storage for businesses, leisure facilities, stations etc
MORE FROM CYCLE 2008
Saturday at Cycle 2008 (part one)
Show report part one: Vande Velde’s Felt DA, Sastre’s Cervelo, Pinarello Prince 2009
Show report part two: Assos, Seven and Fondriest
Show report part three: Cav’s Giant, Zipp and Backstedt, Shimano
Show report part four: Sidi shoes
Show report part five: Mavic, Raleigh and Bont
Show report part six: Campagnolo 11-speed groupsets
Show report: Focus time trial bike
Show report: Cervelo P4 frameset