Champions of CycleSport
Huge thanks to all the guests and champions who attended the 4th annual Champions of CycleSport Dinner last night, supported by Wiggle. The event looks set to raise over £185,000!
Sir Chris Hoy surprised guests as he joined a star-studded line-up. Sir Hoy, who in 2012 became Britain’s most successful ever Olympian, joined a host of fellow Champions at the gala dinner, including Chris Boardman MBE, Sir Dave Brailsford CBE, Jody Cundy MBE, Sean Kelly, Roger Hammond, Ross Edgar, Andy Tennant, Yanto Barker and rising star on the women’s racing scene, Hannah Barnes. Former footballer Lee Dixon, now a keen cyclist, also attended.
Sky News anchor Dermot Murnaghan, conducted live and exclusive interviews with all the Champions and TV medic Dr Dawn Harper was also in the house to deliver the welcoming speech.
The Live and Silent Auctions, sponsored by Frog Bikes gave guests the chance to bid for some highly-coveted, money-can’t-buy lots which included the chance to ride for a day with Team Sky in Mallorca, a signed Pinarello Dogma 2 Team Sky bike and an exclusive signed painting of Sir Chris Hoy. VIP Tour de France tickets and a day riding in the Lake District with Chris Boardman MBE and Jody Cundy MBE were also on offer to the highest bidders.
Chris Boardman MBE says: “I am very proud to be the ambassador for the Champions of CycleSport Dinner, celebrating everything that’s great about cycling and raising a fantastic amount of money at the same time. Action Medical Research is a fantastic charity, funding work that can help so many families. My son George was born prematurely so I know how important research in this area is. It’s the kind of work that Action funds that made a huge impact on his life and was essential for his survival. It’s very easy to help – get on your bike and ride for a reason in 2014.”
Keep your eyes peeled for news of the hot ticket event of the year, as we plan to release the 2014 date very soon.
We are looking for event sponsors to support this event in 2014. Please contact Sarah on 01273 735788 if you would like to discuss opportunities.
To register your interest in a table for this exclusive event please email Sarah Stevenson at email@example.com