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Olympic champions set for The Cycle Show – discounted tickets for RCUK readers

Ed Clancy and Jo Rowsell Shand confirmed as guest speakers for The Cycle Show 2016

Olympic team pursuit champions Ed Clancy and Jo Rowsell Shand are among the big names set to descend on Birmingham’s NEC Arena for The Cycle Show 2016.

The biggest Show yet will feature record-breaking, three-time back-to-back gold medallist Clancy and women’s team pursuit star, and now two-time Olympic champion, Rowsell Shand in a live Q&A on Friday September 23.

Chris Boardman will also be speaking on the Friday, while other big names to appear at the three-day event, which takes place until Sunday September 25, include Martyn Ashton, Dani King and Manon Carpenter.

And RoadCyclingUK readers can get discounted entry to this year’s The Cycle Show, simply by entering the discount code RCUK when buying online at  www.cycleshow.co.uk.

Ed Clancy became the first ever cyclist to win team pursuit gold at three back-to-back Olympic Games (pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

Clancy became the first cyclist ever to win Olympic team pursuit gold at three consecutive Olympic Games when the British men’s quartet won in record-breaking time in Rio.

Rowsell Shand, meanwhile, played an integral role in powering the women’s quartet to their own record-breaking victory, following up the gold medal she won with Laura Trott and King in London four years ago.

More than 27,000 cycling enthusiasts are set to head to the cavernous NEC Arena across the weekend, with more than 300 companies exhibiting.

Jo Rowsell celebrates her second Olympic gold medal with team-mates Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Laura Trott (pic: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

Cannondale, Trek, Pinarello, Canyon, Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM are all among the big brands set to be showcasing their model year 2017 ranges.

A VeloVixen Cycling Hub, featuring guest speakers from the world of women’s cycling, will feature for the first time, while five test tracks will offer visitors the chance to try before they buy.

Cycle Show director Chris Holman said: “This year’s show promises to the biggest ever and with some amazing riders attending and new content for everyone to visit, it’s definitely not one to be missed.”

For more information, or to buy tickets, visit www.cycleshow.co.uk and don’t forget to use the promo code RCUK to receive a discount on adult ticket prices.

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