Britain’s biggest annual bike show starts this week. Cycle 2008 takes place at Earls Court, London, over October 9-12.

This year, the orgnisers are promising more floorspace and more exhibitors than ever before, with a number of top manufacturers signed up to show you their 2009 bikes and products.

Names include Campagnolo, Cannondale, Condor, Mavic, Rapha, Scott, Shimano, Specialized, Trek, and more. For many people it’ll be their first chance to see the new Campagnolo 11-speed components in the metal, and check out Shimano’s new 2009 Dura-Ace groupset.

A whole host of stars from the world of cycling will also be at the show, including Olympic and World Champ Nicole Cooke, David Millar, Paul Manning, Shanaze Reade and many others.

Cycling Weekly and sister magazines Cycle Sport and MBR will be there on stand B10.

You can find a full list of exhibitors on the show’s website.

In addition to the new bikes on show there is also a host of features and activities, including two test tracks where you can try out a range of next year’s bikes.

Cycle Show 2008

Making a return will be the popular trials and BMX displays, a series of seminars and talks and a fashion show.

Advance tickets cost £11 for adults and £5.50 for children (under-fives go free) – concessions are also available. You can book them online or by calling the telephone hotline on 0844 848 0133.

We’ll be covering Cycle 2008 in full here on with exclusive photo galleries and info on all of the hot products at the show from Thursday October 9