Cyclist Ed Clancy OBE made an appearance at the free Primera expose at the BIC on October 28th.
The event showcased everything to do with bikes, cycling and cyclist gear.
Ed, the multiple Olympic gold medallist represented a charity called CAMS at the Primera expose which aims to help injured cyclists.
Over 4,000 people attended the bike event, with a lot of them coming to see Ed talk and see his medals which he had on display.
Ed said: “Working with CAMS is very close to my heart, when Primera asked if I would come and represent CAMS at the event, I was excited to meet lots of people who share the same passion as myself.”
Road safety was the main topic of conversation at the occasion. Lots of stalls and cyclists were spreading information and tips to the public.
Ed said: “Lots of incidents with road cyclists often happen with cars, and the cyclist comes off worse. CAMS helps the vulnerable road users and helps to keep cyclists safe and get them back on their bikes on the road if an incident does occur.”
Joe Temple, one of the founders of Primera said: “This annual cycling event offers something for everyone who cycles. Ed Clancy being here is an amazing opportunity, it has helped the event and has helped people to understand road safety a bit better.”
Ed spoke about how he got into cycling, he said: “My step-dad Kevin really inspired me when I was younger, he took me to a velodrome for the first time and that’s when I fell in love with cycling.”
Ed added: “My advice to anyone who is starting out cycling is to go easy on yourself and just enjoy it. I have no regrets looking back, a day cycling is a day well spent.”
The Primera expose has been running for 11 years. Next year they hope the event will be even bigger, with more gold medallists making an appearance.