The OVO Energy Tour of Britain may be over for another year and that can only mean one thing, it is time for the Cycle Show at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September.

The UK’s leading Cycle Show returns to the NEC and you can save money on advance tickets thanks to a partnership with the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, simply by entering the code tob when prompted online here, discounting advance adult tickets to just £12.

Alex DowsettTaking place over three public days at the NEC, the Cycle Show is the centre-piece of the British cycling industry showcasing the best new bikes and kit for 2018, as well as your chance to try out road, mountain and electric bikes, plus meet cycling legends such as Jason Kenny, Vincenzo Nibali and Eddy Merckx who will be at the show on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Plus fresh from racing in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain Alex Dowsett, pictured in action during the Stage Five time trial, will be at the show on the Friday.

And if you are having withdrawal symptoms from racing then this year sees the new Pirelli SuperCrit, with elite men and women’s races on a 1.2-kilometre circuit on Saturday (23 September) afternoon. Taking place on a unique circuit with a start/finish inside Hall 16, the SuperCrit will be one of the final chances of the year to see stars of the Tour Series in action in their 2017 kits.

The show will stay open until 7pm on the Saturday night so you can combine spectating with browsing all the show has to offer.

As well as over 280 exhibitors, you will also find the return of the Tour of Britain café so you can relax and put your feet up, while enjoying the highlights from the 2017 OVO Energy Tour of Britain on the big screen.

Next door to the café on Stand B73 you’ll also find the Tour of Britain team and have the chance to buy a commemorative poster from the 2017 race, as available online via CyclingSouvenirs.

You will also be able to find a number of Official Partners to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain at the show, including Dare2b (H35), Fenwicks (A52), HIGH5 (B32) and Oakley (D26), who will all be promoting their latest products.

To find out more about the Cycle Show, please visit their website here.

Cycle Show stage

Ed Clancy chats with Ned Boulting on the main stage at the Cycle Show 2016.