London and Birmingham have their own bike shows: now, so does Manchester, with the Bike & Tri show returning to the city this weekend.
To be held at the Manchester Central exhibition centre (formerly GMEX), the two day event hosts exhibitors such as Boardman Bikes, CTC and Planet X bikes. Though the event is perhaps geared more to the performance cyclist and that peculiar class of nutter known as a triathlete, there’s a sprinkling of interest for the everyday and touring rider.
Two organised rides will run out into the Cheshire countryside – one 42-miler, one 80–miler – and there’s free secure bike parking at the venue. Chris Boardman and Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell will both be appearing at the show.
Find out more at the show website.