London Bike Show’s British Eurosport-backed Cycling Performance Theatre has been adding to the roster of names lined up to lure in the punters.
Greg LeMond, three-time winner of the Tour de France, will be at the Show on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th in a Q&A with author Richard Moore, who wrote Slaying the Badger, about LeMond’s battle with Bernard Hinault to become the first American to win the Tour, on the Friday. On Saturday, LeMond will be talking about his role with British Eurosport.
Current female DH MTB World Cup Champ and World Champion Manon Carpenter as well as Team Wiggle Honda Manager Rochelle Gilmore will both be speaking on Thursday 12th Jan – the event’s designated ‘Ladies Day’, prior to the Total Women’s Cycling Awards, sponsored by Velo Vixen.
Steve Peat, former DH World Cup Champion and three-time World Champion, and fellow Santa Cruz Syndicate rider and current male DH MTB World Cup Champion Josh Bryceland, aka Ratboy, will be coming to the Show on Friday 13th February and taking part in Q&A’s in the theatre.
Other speakers confirmed include former track cyclist & Olympic gold medalist Jason Queally, former England midfielder, Geoff Thomas, who has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity through riding Le Tour routes and James Golding, who will talking about his journeys cycling across Australia and the USA after being told he had just a 5% chance of survival, and former Tour pro Stephen Roche.
UK domestic teams Team Velosport – Pasta -Montegrappa Aprire and Velosure Starley Primal will also be doing team launches at the Show on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Sir Chris Hoy has already been confirmed to be at the Show on Saturday 14th.
The stage will be hosted by Anna Glowinski, Rebecca Charlton and British Eurosport commentator Anthony McCrossan.