Autumn is show time for the bike world, we've already had Eurobike, and this week it's Interbike in the States. Next month though is the one we've been waiting for, Cycle 2008 at London's Earls Court (10-12 Oct) – our chance to see next year's spangly new bikes and kit on home turf. Among the road highlights at this year's show will be Carlos Sastre's Tour de France winning bike on the Sigma stand plus David Millar's Felt on the, er, Felt stand. There's also the chance to see (and try) new Dura Ace Di2 Electric as demo'd here on the Shimano stand, and to ogle, poke, prod, and generally admire Campag's 11-speed Super Record gruppo on the Campag stand. Mavic will be there too showing off their latest wheels. The show isn't just about new bikes though, Nicole Cooke will be there on the Sunday launching her new book on getting in to cycling, and there will be a whole host of other cycling stars on hand throughout the rest of the show. You can even do some riding at this year's show, the commuter test track makes a welcome return this year and you'll be able to try out bikes as diverse as the Pashley Roaster and various electric bikes. Oh, and we'll be there – so pop along to the road.cc stand and say hello. Even better, if you book in advance* at www.cycleshow.co.uk/STM (entering the code “STM” , so they know we sent you) you'll get a fiver of the ticket price giving you extra cash to spend in the retail zone – possibly on a road.cc top, plaid is going to be so hot this year. *To book by phone call 0844 848 0122
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.