You heard it here first, but the organisers of Cycle 08 today confirmed that Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist Nicole Cooke will be at the show on Sunday 12th October to meet the public and promote her new book Cycle for Life. Nicole was one of the star turns of last year's show, when she appeared on stage to be interviewed by TV commentator Anthony McCrossan. Nicole then took questions from the audience before spending time signing autographs for the fans
This year, as one of the heroes of Beijing, Nicole will be back at the show to share her experiences, making an appearance in the Cycle 08 Arena where she will be interviewed again before appearing at her publisher's, Kyle Cathie stand, to sign copies of her new book. Also making an appearance at the show will be Nicole’s gold medal winning bike, the Boardman Road Pro Race Prepared bike, designed by Chris Boardman. In her new book, Cycle for Life Nicole takes the experience and knowledge built up throughout her cycling life and distills it into an easy to understand guide to all aspects of cycling from setting up your bike through to the basics of training. Whether you’re already a keen cyclist or just starting out, the book aims to have something for everyone – we look forward to seeing a review copy soon. Nicole will appear at the Show on Sunday 12th October between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. There's a fiver off the on the door admission price for road.cc members that book in advance either on the web 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, or by phone on 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.