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
Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.