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Inaugural Welsh Cycle Show Opens Its Doors This Weekend

by Nick Gregory

This weekend the inaugural Welsh Cycle Show opens its doors at the National Velodrome in Newport, and it's not too late to head along and check it out. 

The Welsh Cycle Show will be hosting some of the biggest and best brands in the world of cycling, as well as live demonstrations from the likes of BMX flatland ace Matti Hemmings, who will be showcasing his unique bike handling skills and chatting with the Newport crowd across both days of the show. 

Bianchi, Ceepo, Condor, KTM, Paulus Quiros, Velocite, Whyte and Willier will all be displaying their latest and greatest road and, where applicable, mountain bikes whilst some of the best known names in clothing and accessories will also be on display. 


Sabbath Bicycles will be running a special show offer of 10% off all their widely acclaimed titanium frames and Mekk Bicycles will be giving away a road bike on each day of the show. 

Craft will be bringing their entire range of clothing to the event including their custom clothing options for clubs, and will be joined by other top clothing companies such as Chapeau, Primal Europe, Provision, Scimitar Sports and Force GB. 

MIAS will be running MTB skills sessions outside the venue and discussing mountain bike leadership courses. You will also have the chance to sign up for the legendary Merlin Ride, and the newly announced Wales Coast 2 Coast in aid of Wales Air Ambulance. 


Paralympic Champion and South Wales native, Mark Colbourne MBE will be on hand to discuss his experiences and there will be a number of other riders attending on the various stands to discuss all things cycling, from Simon Richardson to well-known international Rugby players. 

An informative and entertaining seminar programme will be included each day including a forum which will feature Elite female riders and will address all aspects of the cycling lifestyle for women. This will be accompanied by a women only ride out from the velodrome on Sunday 6th April suited for all abilities from beginner to Elite. 


Throughout the duration of the show, the Newport track will be in use by local clubs, giving spectators the chance to enjoy some track action at the same time as browsing the aisles. 

Prices are £10 for adults and £5 for U15s. There is ample parking at the venue and catering facilities will be available. 

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