Now in its fifth year, the event took place on 27 November and attracted an impressive line-up from the cycling hall of fame. Champions in attendance included Sir Dave Brailsford CBE, Jody Cundy MBE, Stephen Roche, Dean Downing, Dani King MBE, Hannah Walker, Jon Mould, Yanto Barker, Ian Wilkinson, Martyn Ashton, Roger Hammond, Tom Stewart, Matti Hemmings and Jason Queally.
The evening was hosted by Sky News anchor, Dermot Murnaghan, a keen cyclist who’s participated in various rides for Action Medical Research and who conducted live and exclusive interviews with all the Champions.
As well as the opportunity to mix with some of the sport’s greatest riders and television personalities, guests also had the chance to bid for some highly-coveted lots in the live and silent auctions.
BBC ‘Match of the day’ commentator, Simon Brotherton hosted the live auctions with highlights including a Team Sky Kids Bike designed by FROG and signed by Team Sky, a Ride with Team Sky at their Mallorca training camp in January 2015, a Pinarello Dogma Team Sky bike signed by Sir Dave Brailsford CBE, a Ride out for four people with David Millar in Girona including flights, a track day for 10 people at the London Olympic Velodrome with Jody Cundy MBE and a signed Tour of California Jersey signed by Bradley Wiggins.
Artist Paul Oz had created an amazing portrait of Sir Dave Brailsford CBE which raised £4,000. Speaking at the event, David Brailsford said: “I always love coming to the Champions of CycleSport dinner and I’m proud to support it. The CycleSport dinner is a celebration of all that’s great about cycling – in the UK as a whole and in particular the rides that Action Medical Research has put on over the past year. It’s been another really great evening.”
For more information about the Champions of CycleSport Dinner visit the website. If you are interested in raising money for Action Medical Research why not take part in one of the charity’s cycling events.