Rapha stars confirmed for Cycle Show

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Six of the UK's top riders from the Rapha-Condor-Sharp team have been confirmed for this weekend's Cycle Show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham.

Fresh from his victory in the King of the Mountains classification in the Tour of Britain, Jon Tiernan-Locke will be manning the Condor stand between 1pm and 2:30pm on Saturday along with fellow Rapha teammates Andrew Tennant, Ed Clancy and Kristian House and Directeur Sportif John Herety.

Free to talk bikes, breakaways and the team's victories this season will be Dean Downing and Graham Briggs, on the stand between 1-3pm on the Thursday (trade day) and Friday of the show.

This year's event sees Cycle Show celebrate its tenth year by moving to the NEC for the first time. In this larger venue, visitors can experience stands from over 200 exhibitors including those from leading manufacturers and interactive events.

Geraint Thomas will be back from Copenhagen to officially open the event on Thursday, whilst Great Britain's Rebecca Romero and newest heroine, Junior World Champion Lucy Garner, will open the event to the public on Friday.

Cycling Weekly readers can benefit from a reduced price by ordering tickets in advance online for just £11 from www.cycleshow.co.uk/cwm. Come and visit us at Cycling Weekly throughout the show at stand H52 in Hall 10.

Tickets are available on the day for £15.50, £13.50 and £8.00 for adults, concessions and children respectively. Under 5s go free.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.