With bike shows, bicycle film festivals and cycle events on up and down the country, why not get a cycle fix off your bike this autumn? London, Leeds and Birmingham are just a few of the cities that are brimming with action.
Whether you fancy watching a film, drooling over a hand crafted frame, or surrounding yourself with next years bike and kit delights, it’s all coming up.
Not only that, but we have some great special offers to get you and your family or friends in at a discount. Double win!
The Cycle Show is basically the biggest bike show in the UK, and it’s THE place to go if you love all things bikes and cycling related. All the major brands will be there, not only showing off some beautiful bikes but giving you the chance to ride them too.
Special tracks and trails for road, commuter and mountain bikes mean you can take your dream bike or future purchase out for a test ride. There are even test tracks for kids!
There’s also trials and BMX demos, an air bag if you’ve always wanted to try a backflip, ebikes to demo, and accessories and gear of all sorts. There’s even a pub if it all gets too much.
Where: NEC Birmingham
When: 27th to the 29th September
Total Women’s Cycling readers are being offered a special ticket price of just £11.50** per ticket in advance by visiting http://www.cycleshow.co.uyk/book and entering discount code TWC when prompted. Tickets for children aged 14 and under are £1 with a paying adult and children under five go free.
** Tickets are normally £13 in advance and £16 on the door. A £1 booking fee will be charged for all advanced booking.
Get yourself in the spirit for the 2014 Le Grand Depart by heading to the Yorkshire Bicycle Show 2013, taking place over the weekend of the 21st September.
In the build up to the 2014 Tour de France, which will start in Leeds, a celebration of the rich cycling culture of Yorkshire is the focus of this event, which will be held in the imposing Leeds Town Hall building.
There’ll be film screenings, demonstrations, talks and displays, not to mention a good line in local beers, ales and food. Exhibitors include bike companies, frame builders and cycle retailers, so expect to see Tokyo Fixed, Feather Cycles, Milk Bikes as well as Sustrans, CTC and the Leeds Cycling Campaign.
Where: Leeds Town Hall
When: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September from 10am to 6pm.
Split the cost, or bring a friend for free, as we’ve got a two for one ticket offer! Just print out the voucher, and bring it along to redeem it.
As you might imagine given the name, the London Bicycle Film Festival celebrates everything two wheeled on screen. 2013 is the tenth year of the festival, which showcases short films from around the world, as well as feature-length offerings.
Films on show include ‘The New Woman: Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky‘, which follows the story of a young women who, in 1894, attempted to be the first female to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle, and ‘Janapar‘, the true story of a man who set off around the world on his bicycle, and ended up changing his life in ways he never imagined.
There are also events to you get you riding a bike, as well as watching them being ridden. Velojam is a women’s track racing day at the Herne Hill Velodrome, and a chance to have a go at track cycling yourself, as well as see some of the top riders in action.
There’s also an organised group ride, a bicycle polo tournament, and an open symposium on cycling organised in conjunction with Transport for London.
Where: Barbican, London
When: 3rd to the 6th October
Special offer: We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away, so watch this space to find out how you could be in with a chance of getting your mitts on them.