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Matt Barbet unveiled as new host of ITV4 cycling show

Published: Tue 08 Jul 2014

Matt Barbet unveiled as new host of ITV4 cycling show
 
The Cycle Show returns to ITV4 tonight (Tuesday July 8)
 
Presenter, journalist and cycling obsessive Matt Barbet dons the yellow jersey for a brand new series of ITV4's weekly bike-focused talk magazine show.
 
With guests from the world of track and road, BMX and mountain biking, as well as celebrity two-wheel enthusiasts, the programme focuses on all aspects of cycling - including equipment reviews and news.
 
This series will span Britain and beyond, covering the visits to the UK of both the Tour de France and the Giro D'Italia, as well as the Women's Tour, Eroica Britannia, the TweedLove Bike Festival and many more events.
 
In the first show, which goes out tonight (Tuesday July 8) at 8pm, guests include double Olympic gold medallist and National champion Laura Trott, Team Movistar's British rider Alex Dowsett and former pro cyclist and Tour de France Yorkshire Grand Depart panellist Malcolm Elliott. Matt is also joined by former England footballer and avid cyclist Geoff Thomas and "100 Climbs" writer Simon Warren.
 
Matt Barbet says "As someone who spends every moment I can on my bike, I'm delighted to be fronting the new series of The Cycle Show. It's a show for every type of cycling obsessive, from commuters to cross, road to mountain. While we'll cover many of cycling's biggest events and feature plenty of famous names on the show's now-iconic sofa, I'll be on the saddle at every opportunity as well, to enjoy the many and varied experiences riding a bike has to offer."
 
Matt Barbet presents Channel 5's Five News Tonight, and has written for The Independent, Monocle and also for Cyclist and Cycling Plus. He is a passionate road rider, and has completed the gruelling L'Étape du Tour in the French Alps, as well as the Ride London 100, the Dragon Ride, and London to Paris
 
Notes
 
The Cycle Show returns to ITV4 on Tuesday July 8 at 8pm for its third series.
 
It is produced by Century TV and sponsored by Dare2B.