Richie Porte to open NEC Cycle Show

Paris-Nice winner will cut the ribbon on the opening day
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This year’s Paris-Nice winner and Team Sky rider Richie Porte will be opening The Cycle Show 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham on Friday 25th September.

Porte will then join ITV’s Tour de France reporter, Ned Boulting, for a live question and answer session later in the day.

“I’m really looking forward to visiting The Cycle Show this year,” said Porte. “I’ve enjoyed it when I have had a chance to ride in Britain, so it will be great to meet some of the British cycling fans that have supported me throughout my career.”

In addition, the man who made the term “shut up legs” famous, Jens Voigt, will be returning to the NEC for the second time with Trek Bikes. Joining the star-studded line up will be Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and Magnus Backstedt who will be taking to the stage for The Meet the Legends sessions.

Trials legend and star of the Road Bike Party series Martyn Ashton, will be attending to speak about his recovery from injury and his latest adventures, which include test riding his new e-MTB.

Taking place between the 25th-27th September, the exhbition will feature over 280 exhibitors from every segment of the cycling world. Four demo tracks will allow visitors to try out the latest road, MTB, ebikes, and kids bikes.

Tickets to The Cycle Show are available at www.cycleshow.co.uk/book. Adult tickets cost £13.50 each, with concession tickets at £11.50, under 5s are free and 6-14 year olds costs £1.50. 

Free of charge trade tickets can be applied for at www.cycleshow.co.uk/trade.

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