With just 100 days to go until Yorkshire’s first major cycle expo, the county is preparing to welcome 20,000 cycling enthusiasts. Cycle Expo Yorkshire is rolling into Harrogate’s Yorkshire Event Centre on 12th-14th October, adding to Yorkshire’s already impressive repertoire of international cycling events. A closed road circuit race, a kids ‘GoRide Zone’ and a Cyclocross event are just some of the exciting things that are expected to bring record numbers to the region. Charlotte Scoular, head of bike at XSEM, said: “With just 100 days to go, the countdown for Cycle Expo Yorkshire is well and truly on! We’ve got some of the biggest brands in the industry exhibiting their products, clothing and equipment. “There’s so much choice for visitors whether they want to take part or just choose to spectate, it’s the perfect place to encourage everyone to get on their bike and give it a go. We’re really excited to be playing a part in Yorkshire’s rich cycling heritage.” Within the YEC’s 250 acres of land, there will be a number of races and competitions covering all cycling disciplines, from a woodland mountain bike track to an international pro-rider flatland championships. Cycle Expo Yorkshire will boast a number of carefully created demo areas, where enthusiasts can try the latest models from some of the industry’s biggest brands – there’s something for everyone from the cycling novice to dedicated amateurs. A joint venture between Leeds-based marketing and events specialists, XSEM and Welcome to Yorkshire, Cycle Expo Yorkshire will feature a wide range of events and activities including the Road Bike Rampage, which brings the best in freestyle action on two wheels. The event, which is being backed by ambassador and Olympian Lizzie Deignan, will give visitors the opportunity to see some of the biggest names in BMX, Cyclocross and mountain biking. Including Guinness World Record holder and BMX freestyler, Matti Hemmings, as well as world champion mountain biker Danny Butler. To celebrate the countdown to the event, Cycle Expo are giving away 100 free tickets between now and 12th October. More information can be found at www.cycleexpo.co.uk or the Cycle Expo social channels. Tickets for the Cycle Expo Yorkshire are on sale now. Those interested in exhibiting can get further information at www.cycleexpo.co.uk.