The Tour de Yorkshire winner has partnered with the event for 2018

Cycle Expo Yorkshire has received the backing from last year’s Tour de Yorkshire champion Lizzie Deignan.

“To be able to wave the flag for the Cycle Expo Yorkshire is an honour,” commented Deignan. “I’m delighted to be a part of it and I’m excited to still have heavy involvement in the industry while I’m taking a break from racing. I hope that we can use events like this as a way of encouraging even more people into the sport.”

She added:“The Cycle Expo Yorkshire is such a great opportunity for the region and I am so proud that my home county is becoming a global destination for cycling. This is where I learned to ride my bike and where I started training, and where other cyclists come from far and wide to experience the beautiful scenery.”

A partnership between Welcome to Yorkshire and Leeds-based marketing and events specialists, XSEM, Cycle Expo Yorkshire will see a number of races, competitions and exhibitors covering all cycling disciplines, from BMX to triathlon, road racing to cross country.

The Cycle Expo Yorkshire will boast a number of demo areas, where enthusiasts can try the latest models and equipment from some of the industry’s biggest brands. Featuring a woodland mountain bike track and a kid’s ‘GoRide Zone’ with expert coaches on hand.

Charlotte Scoular from Cycle Expo Yorkshire concluded: “We are delighted to have Lizzie on board. Her success in her field is unmatched and there’s no one more passionate or fitting to have as our ambassador for what will be another fantastic cycling event for Yorkshire. The Cycle Expo will be a mass celebration of cycling and we are thrilled to have Lizzie in our corner.”

Cycle Expo Yorkshire is set to welcome 20,000 cycling enthusiasts to Harrogate’s Yorkshire Event Centre from 12-14 October 2018.

Tickets for the Cycle Expo Yorkshire are on sale now. Companies interested in exhibiting can also get further information at www.cycleexpo.co.uk.

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