12PM – 1PM: FULL WINDSOR: STARTING A CYCLING BRAND FROM SCRATCH
Cycling company Full Windsor is the brainchild of Kiwi product designer Mark Windsor. Passionate about three things: riding bikes, designing innovative bike products and… riding more bikes, Mark’s products have won a stack of industry awards. But success is the result of a lot of hard work. Hear Mark tell the story of Full Windsor, from a single tool launched on Kickstarter to the successful company it is today.
1PM – 2PM: CYCLING IN THE CITY
Councillor Roger Harington (Cycling Champion, Leeds City Council) Lizzie Reather (Chair of Leeds Cycling Campaign) David Hall (Sustrans)
What’s life like for a cyclist in Leeds? Where can things be improved? And what kind of legacy will the Tour leave behind? Join Leeds City Councillor Roger Harington, Leeds Cycling Campaign’s Lizzie Reather and David Hall from Sustrans for a lively debate on cycling in the city. Got questions and opinions? Here is your chance to air them.
2PM – 3PM: COAST TO COAST – THE HARD WAY
Wayne Elliott (Founder of EDs Bikes)
Wayne joins us at the show fresh from his latest challenge: completing the 1 day, 150 mile coast to coast ride from Seascale to Whitby – on a FAT bike. Kitted out with impressive 100mm tyres, the FAT bike is a far cry from the sleek, carbon fibre machines usually chosen for such a venture. Come and hear Wayne introduce his bizarre bike and the journeys it has taken him on.
3PM -4PM: TOP TEN TIPS FOR FOLLOWING THE TOUR
Simon Warren (Author of 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs)
Simon Warren is no stranger to hills. Author of 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, he has dragged himself up every hill worth riding in the country. Join him as he explains how his obsession began and follow his journey through to his latest book on the feared mountains of the Tour de France including his top tips for enjoying a day watching the race.
4PM -5PM: FILM: LIFE CYCLES
Life Cycles tells a spectacular story of the bike, from its creation to its eventual demise. A visually stunning journey, with thought provoking narration, Life Cycles uses 4k Ultra HD to document the many stories surrounding the mountain bike and its culture.
5PM -7PM: AN EVENING WITH ROAD CYCLING UK WELCOMING THE TOUR
On the eve of the Tour de France Grand Départ, join the show’s sponsor RCUK for an insightful discussion on this year’s Tour –who should we look out for? What are the challenges they face? A panel of experts and pro riders give their opinions. Come and contribute to this lively debate and get ready for the greatest race on earth.
SATURDAY 5TH JULY
9:30AM -12PM: PELOTON CHARITY MORNING BRUNCH
A special brunch to celebrate the Tour. Please note this is a paid, ticketed event in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young. £25 Tickets are available here.
The Yorkshire Bicycle Show invites you to be among VIP guests at this year’s Grand Départ. Join in the fun and soak up the sporting atmosphere from the steps of the iconic Leeds Town Hall.
Olympic gold medalist Steven Burke and team riders from the successful Haribo Beacon Cycling Team will join you. Tickets include free entry to the Yorkshire Bicycle Show, a free musette bag, and a classic bacon sandwich and Yorkshire brew.
With entry at 9.30am, there’s plenty of time to feast your eyes on the Specialized CVNDSH S-Works bike, catch-up with like-minded people and watch as the teams ready themselves for the race.
This is a charity event and money from each ticket is being donated to the CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) as part of our commitment to supporting cycling.
1PM -2PM: THE EXTRA MILE: IMPROVING ENDURANCE ON THE BIKE
Mark Grange (Velocoaching, professional cycling coach)
Mark Grange is a Level 3 coach with British Cycling. Join Mark as he discusses aerobic endurance: the most important component of fitness for all kinds of cycling. Mark will explain how best to train to get the most from your body and your bike and improve your cycling, whatever your level.
2PM -3PM: HOW THE BICYCLE GOT ITS SPOKES
On the first day of the Tour de France, come and explore the fascinating history of the invention of the bicycle and the colourful characters that made it possible. Philip Garsed tells the intriguing tale of an eclectic mix of inventors who came to make the apparently simple machine we know today.
3PM -4PM: CYCLING EUROPE ON A BIKE CALLED REGGIE
Andrew Sykes ( Long Distance Cyclist & Author)
Inspired by Olympic athletes and accompanied by his faithful bicycle Reggie, Andrew Sykes set off for a trans-continental cycling adventure. Come and hear the inspiring story behind the witty travelogues ‘Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie’ and the follow-up book ‘Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie’ which will be launched at the show today.
4PM -5PM: OPTIMAL TRAINING WITH POWER – FROM AMATEUR TO ELITE
RST Coaching have been helping cyclists improve their performance since 1998. Using the most technologically advanced techniques, they have become the leaders in remote coaching. Have you been inspired by the Tour? Join Xavier Disley PhD as he talks about the use of power meters in cycle training and how best to optimise your performance.
5PM -6PM: MORE BUMS ON SADDLES
Anna Glowinski (TV Presenter, founder of women’s cycling brand AnaNichoola, semi-professional cyclist)
Despite the booming popularity of cycling, female riders are still outnumbered by men. In this lively discussion, ITV’s Cycle Show presenter Anna Glowinski talks about the benefits of getting more women on bikes, the importance of female camaraderie and the progression of women’s cycling events. Come along for a fresh look at female cycling and be inspired to get on the saddle.
SUNDAY 4TH JULY
10AM -11AM: SHORT FILM BICYCLE
Director: Michael B Clifford
“Bicycle” is a feature documentary that tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle. Featuring the finest components from archive to contributors and live action from contemporary cycling culture, as well as great music, “Bicycle” is a warm reflection on cycling.
11AM – 12PM: AROUND THE WORLD BY BIKE STORIES FROM AN ADVENTURE & LESSONS FROM THE ROAD
Tom Bruce (Round the world cyclist)
Realising the 9-5 grind was not for him, Tom Bruce quit his job at 24 to live his dream of cycling around the world unsupported. In March 2011, with little preparation and no training, Tom bid farewell to his family and set off on his mission to cross Europe, Asia and America on two wheels. On a journey that took him 23,000km, Tom camped with nomads, ate alligators, partied with Kazakhs and crossed sweltering deserts and huge mountains. Hear Tom share tales of his great adventure of an ordinary man on an extraordinary bike ride.
12PM – 1PM: THE SECRET DOUBLE LIFE OF THE ADVENTURE CYCLIST
Emily Chappell, Anna McNuff, Will Hodson (aka SuperCyclingMan) (Solo Adventurers)
Emily, Anna and Will are adventure cyclists. They have all undergone gruelling solo cycling challenges, have made it to far-flung countries and returned in one piece. But what does it take to undergo these journeys? And what’s it like to return to everyday life after the excitement of self-sufficiency on the road?
1PM – 2PM: FLYING BLIND FOR BLIND CYCLING
Brian Hoyle (Professor of Electronic Sensors & Instrumentation, University of Leeds)
Join Leeds University’s Professor Brian Hoyle as he demonstrates the UltraBike, an amazing innovation that allows visually impaired people to cycle solo and unaided. Designed originally for the recent BBC show “Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature”, the UltraBike makes use of advanced sensing technology, similar to modern jets and bats that both “fly blind”. Learn about the innovative design behind the UltraBike and UltraCane and try them out for yourself at a special demonstration. The UltraBike is currently on display at the London Science Museum and joins us at the show this weekend.
2PM – 3PM: LANTERNE ROUGE – THE LAST MAN IN THE TOUR DE FRANCE
Max Leonard (Writer and cyclist, Max has written about bicycles for Rouleur, Monocle, Esquire, Grafik, Rapha, Road.cc and others)
If you complete a bike race of over 3,000 kilometres, overcoming mountain ranges and merciless weather conditions while enduring physical agony, in the slowest time, should you be branded the loser? What if your loss helped a team mate win? What if you were trying to come last? Max Leonard tells the absurd, forgotten and often inspirational stories of the last placed rider in the Tour de France.
3PM – 4PM: GIRONIMO!
Tim Moore (Tim’s writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, The Observer, Sunday Times and Esquire. He is the author of several cycling books.)
It is twelve years since Tim Moore slogged around the route of the Tour de France for his bestselling and much-loved book French Revolutions. Deciding it’s time to reacquaint his feet with cleats Tim retraced the route of the 1914 Giro d’Italia, the hardest bike race in history, in which only 8 riders finished (one having lost an eye). Fuelled by Chianti, wearing period leather goggles and a woollen cycling shirt, and with the winner of the 1914 Giro’s diary as his trusty companion, Tim set off on a wooden bike to discover what it was all about.
4PM – 5PM: PANTANI: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF A CYCLIST
James Erskine (Writer and Director)
In 1998 Marco Pantani won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, a titanic feat of endurance that no rider has repeated since. Less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap hotel room, from cocaine poisoning. James Erskine’s acclaimed 2013 documentary explores the enigmatic man behind the battles. Join James as he discusses the making of the film and uncovers the real Pantani.