Sir Chris Hoy and Geraint Thomas surprised guests as they joined a star-studded line-up at this year’s Champions of CycleSport Dinner.
The event at Battersea Evolution (Thursday 26 November), which marked another successful season of high-profile rides for the children’s charity, raised more than £270,000 to help sick babies and children.
Olympic gold medallist Hoy said: “It's great to be back at the Champions of CycleSport Dinner and I’m proud to support such an impressive celebration of all that’s great about cycling – both in the UK as a whole and in particular the rides that the charity has put on over the past year.”
Hoy, who became Britain’s most successful ever Olympian in 2012, joined a host of fellow cycling champions at the gala dinner, including James Cracknell, Rochelle Gilmore, Chris Boardman MBE, Dan Martin, David Millar, Sir Dave Brailsford CBE and Jody Cundy MBE. Alex Dowsett, Rob Hayles, Mark Colbourne, Jack Bauer, Stephen Roche, Roger Hammond and Dani King MBE were also in attendance at the cycling event of the year, which was supported by Garmin and returning sponsors BDO LLP.
The evening was hosted by much-loved sports journalist and presenter Ned Boulting, and Sky News’ Dermot Murnaghan conducted exclusive interviews live on stage with a number of the champions, which were sponsored by Thomas Miller Investment.
Maserati, the luxury Italian car brand, was the automotive partner for the evening. Maserati, who introduced a new programme earlier this year to celebrate the marque’s affinity with cycling, provided a chauffeur service for the champions and showcased their Quattroporte and Ghibli models.
Plans already underway for the 2016 event. Contact Event Manager Sarah Stevenson on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved!