Touching Lives - April 2018
Cycling superstars help raise more than £1.5m
A host of cycling stars turned out to support our Champions of CycleSport dinner at the end of last year. And we were thrilled to see the total amount raised over eight years of this glittering event hit the magic £1.5 million mark.
Held in London, supported by Garmin, Maserati and BDO, the recent edition saw more than 750 guests rub shoulders with some of the nation’s greatest riders, including former World Hour Record rivals Chris Boardman MBE and Graeme Obree.
They were joined by 2016 Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald, plus Yanto Barker, Rochelle Gilmour, Dani Rowe MBE, Dan Martin and Steven Burke MBE.
Chris Boardman MBE said: “It has been an absolute privilege to be this event’s Ambassador and I could not be more proud to see how it’s grown. Action is a charity that I hold dear to my heart. My son George was born prematurely and I know the concern that parents have for their little ones’ health. I am truly delighted to hear how much has been raised to help fund vital research.”
Chris now hands over his Ambassador role to current road racing pro Alex Dowsett (pictured).
The date for this year’s Champions of CycleSport event is Thursday 22 November.
Our cycling season starts again in May. There are routes for everyone!