Five reasons to head to The Cycle Show in 2018
Check out the latest bikes and more at the NEC in Birmingham, from 28 to 30 September
We're going to be heading up to The Cycle Show in Birmingham next month with a van full of merch and a special subscription offer. If that's not enough to tempt you along, here are five more reasons to head over to the NEC between 28 and 30 September...
1 Lots of the biggest brands in mountain biking are going to have their latest bikes on show, including Calibre, Cannondale, Canyon, Cube, Kona, Orange, Rocky Mountain, Rose and Whyte.
2 You'll be able to take some of these for a ride, on the 1.7km woodland singletrack test track starting from the show's new dedicated Mountain Bike Bunker.
3 Fancy giving an e-bike a go and seeing what all the fuss is about? Now's your chance, on the indoor Bosch e-MTB test track.
4 Learn from the stars – freeride legend Sam Pilgrim will be giving a talk on the Sunday, BMX champ Lee Musselwhite will be helping young riders to get their flatland skills dialled throughout the show and there'll be an Extreme Bike Battle featuring pro riders.
5 Look out for some great discounts and show-only special offers.
And don't forget, we'll be selling exclusive MBUK merchandise, including new T-shirts and Mint Sauce tin mugs!
For more information and to buy tickets, head to www.cycleshow.co.uk.
James Costley-White is the editor of Mountain Biking UK (MBUK), the UK's best-selling mountain biking magazine, founded in 1988. James, often known as JCW, has been an avid mountain biker since 1992, during which time he's amassed a huge amount of knowledge about the sport and masses of riding experience. He can regularly be found riding the trails around Bristol and south Wales. As well as editing MBUK, JCW contributes regular product reviews and other articles to the magazine. He's a fully-qualified professional journalist, certified as a senior reporter by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and holds a postgraduate diploma in journalism from Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture. As well as heading up MBUK, he's worked for other cycling titles including BikeRadar.com, ChopMTB.com and Triathlon Plus magazine, along with the Bristol Post, Western Daily Press, Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen newspapers.