Thought i’d take a well earned rest day and visit the Bike and Tri Show 2013 at Manchester Central,
Slightly disappointed at the size of the place, not a heap of things to see, and very little in the way of innovation being exhibited. on the upside there were plenty of freebie hand outs from all the sports drink/supplement companies, and a very worth while talk by Mike Hall, record breaking around-the-world cyclist, who told of his 18,000 mile around the world epic, and flippantly tells of ““I got across Europe and onto Asia Minor without a puncture. Then I got my first one about 50 miles outside Ankara [Turkey]. I got one or two in India and then I didn’t get any more until Sydney. Then I got three in about half an hour and I stopped counting after that.” like it was a weekend away..
the show would be worth a visit if you are in the area next year, but i wouldnt travel a long way especially.