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Meet the future legends of cycling at charity event

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Cycling fans will have a unique opportunity to dine with the biggest names in the sport in just three weeks’ time at a fundraising event like no other.

Each year major riders from road, gravel and downhill mark the end of the cycling season at Action Medical Research’s annual Champions of CycleSport Dinner – and you can join them to hear exclusive stories from behind the scenes.

Some of the most celebrated young and up-and-coming riders, including Zoe Backstedt, Fred Wright, Pfeiffer Georgi, Connor Swift, Cat Ferguson, Niamh Fisher-Black, AJ August and Josh Tarling, will be attending this year. They’ll be joined by Lizzie Deignan MBE, Jody Cundy OBE, Mark Beaumont BEM, Gee Atherton and Yanto Barker.

Legends Sean Yates and Sean Kelly will be walking the red carpet too, alongside Nico Roche, Joanna Rowsell MBE, Matt Stephens, Hannah Walker and Jon Mould.

This year’s black-tie event takes place on Wednesday, 22 November, at Evolution London in Battersea, hosted by Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas.

Last year saw high-profile supporters including Alex Dowsett, Gee Atherton and Nico Roche help to raise £260,000 for Action Medical Research, the leading UK-wide children’s charity dedicated to funding research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. The charity is striving to develop treatments and cures to help save children affected by rare disease, as well as funding research into conditions including asthma, prematurity, cerebral palsy and leukaemia.

Image of Champions at 2022 event

“Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs for the past 70 years, and every single one of us has been affected by the work they have funded, from introducing the first polio vaccines in the UK to developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy, and testing the rubella vaccine,” says professional downhill racing cyclist Gee Atherton, who is an ambassador for the event. “I would urge everyone to join us for what is guaranteed to be a fantastic event."

The event is sponsored by Garmin, who make products that are engineered on the inside, for life on the outside, accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, and Lifeplus, a holistic wellbeing company who formulate and manufacture high quality nutritional supplements, sports nutrition and personal care products.

To find out more and book your table for the 2023 Champions of CycleSport Dinner on Wednesday, 22 November, at Evolution London in Battersea, visit

For a selection of images from the 2022 Champions of CycleSport Dinner, click here. 

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