If you didn't get the chance to make the trip to Eurobike this year, then fear not because the NEC Cycle Show is just a few weeks away!

The biggest names in the industry will be flocking to the NEC in Birmingham to showcase their new and exciting products for you to drool over... not literally.

The NEC Show is back bigger than ever for 2016

With plenty of brands, athletes, demonstrations and entertainment, the Cycle Show will make for a great weekend out with the cycling mad family. Here's some additional reasons why we think you should make the trip...

Christmas List Compilation

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Well it's a bike show, so there's guaranteed to be the latest and greatest from the major and minor players of the cycling world. There'll be something for everyone and anyone who pedals two wheels.

Whether you're a commuter cyclist looking for new functional kit, or a roadie looking for the latest tech, or maybe your the dirt loving woman who's always looking to go that little faster.

With so much on offer from so many brands, you'll have a Christmas list as long as both arms, and legs!

Fan Girl Moments at the Velo Vixen Women's Cycling Hub

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For the first time ever, the Cycle Show and Velo Vixen are teaming up to host a women's cycling hub in order to help support and promote the sport.

With 1,200 sq ft area, the women's hub will offer stunning new kit, practical demonstrations, guest talks and Q&A sessions throughout the three-day event. Here's the schedule for female speakers over the course of the weekend, taking place at the Women's Cycling Hub:

Friday September 23rd

  • Jo Rowsell-Shand - recently returned from Rio with yet another gold medal around her neck
  • Dani King - another extraordinary Olympic gold medallist whose reputation precedes her
  • Becki Morris - Head of British Cycling's Breeze women's cycling campaign
  • Jasmine Campbell - sports nutritionist
  • Dr Bryan Roberts - professional bike fitter
  • Liz Bingham - founder of VeloVixen & adventure cyclist

Saturday September 24th

  • Bob Varney & the Droplets - head of one of two British UCI pro teams, Drops Cycling
  • Emily Chappell - ultra-distance cyclist, recent winner of cross-Europe Transcontinental Race
  • Shu Pillinger - ultra-distance athlete, only British woman ever to complete Race Across America solo

Sunday September 25th

  • Laura Bingham - adventurer, recently back from cycling the length of South America with no money
  • Sarah Perry - organiser of Tour de Force, amateur cyclists riding the length of the Tour de France
  • Jools Walker - TV presenter, blogger and cycling journalist
  • Liz Bingham - founder of VeloVixen & adventure cyclist

With the chance to meet, greet and learn from the best in the industry, there's a great chance you'll come away feeling inspired to ride harder than ever.

Entertainment

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There's really something for everyone at the show. With test tracks for road, mountain and e-bike, there's also an Islabike demo area for little rippers.

There will be UK BMX Flatland championships, as well as the Kids Dry Tri to try and encourage newcomers to the world of Triathlons.

With an event like the NEC Cycle Show, there's plenty to see, do and feel inspired about.

We'll Be There!

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The Total Women's Cycling team will be there, with our very own Editor, Michelle taking part in a talk in the Women's Hub over the weekend.

On Friday, we'll be hosting the TWC Awards, and we'll be wondering around snapping photos and talking bikes. So if you see us, stop and say hi!

Discounted Tickets

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Who doesn't love a bargain? Get your cycle show tickets using the TWC Promo code: TWC for 10% off. Visit the cycle show website to book yours now.

With all those compelling reasons to go, you'd be a fool to miss this awesome cycling event.