London Bike Show confirms star guest speakers - sponsored post

Greg LeMond, Manon Carpenter, Sir Chris Hoy, Josh Bryceland and Stephen Roche among guest appearances

The London Bike Show is less than a month away and the list of special guest speakers at this year’s Cycling Performance Theatre has grown to include stars such as Greg LeMond, Manon Carpenter, Sir Chris Hoy, Stephen Roche and Steve Peat.

The Cycling Performance Theatre – Sponsored by British Eurosport gives showgoers the chance to get up close to and learn from international leaders in the field of cycling. For 2015, the London Bike Show has courted its biggest ever line-up of guest speakers for the event, which takes place on 12 to 15 February.

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond will be at the show on Friday 13 and Saturday, 14 February. LeMond will take part in a Q&A session with author Richard Moore, whose book, Slaying the Badger, focuses on LeMond’s battle with fellow multiple yellow jersey winner Bernard Hinault to become the first American to win the Tour. During Saturday’s session with the star, LeMond will be talking about his role with British Eurosport.

Meanwhile, the current female Downhill MTB World Cup Champ and World Champion Manon Carpenter and Team Wiggle Honda Manager Rochelle Gilmore will both be speaking on Thursday, 12 February – the event’s designated ladies’ day – prior to the Total Women’s Cycling Awards – Sponsored by Velo Vixen.

Continuing with the theme of the world’s best downhill riders, Steve Peat, former Downhill World Champion and three-time World Cup Champion, and fellow Santa Cruz Syndicate rider and current male DH MTB World Cup Champion Josh Bryceland, AKA Ratboy, will be taking part in Q&As on Friday, 13 February.

Other speakers joining Sir Chris Hoy at the show include Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and world road champion Stephen Roche; former track cyclist and Olympic gold medallist Jason Queally; former England midfielder, Geoff Thomas, who has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity through riding Le Tour routes and some of the toughest routes on the planet; and James Golding, who will talking about his incredible journeys cycling across Australia and the USA after being told he had just a five per cent chance of survival.

UK domestic teams Team Velosport – Pasta -Montegrappa Aprire and Velosure Starley Primal will also have their team launches at the show on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

The Cycling Performance Theatre stage will be hosted by Anna Glowinski, Rebecca Charlton and British Eurosport commentator Anthony McCrossan.

The huge line-up of stars means it’ll be a packed few days at London’s ExCeL. With all talks free on entry and hundreds of the top bike brands in attendance as well as the chance to demo bikes, 2015’s show looks set to be the best yet.

And don't forget that BikeRadar readers can get a discount on London Bike Show tickets by using the code BR01 to get Thursday / Friday adult tickets for £13 (saving £1) and Saturday / Sunday adult tickets for £15 (saving £2).

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