News – Dave Rayner Dinner 2015


Tickets for the 21st anniversary dinner (Saturday, 7 November) for the Dave Rayner Fund have gone on sale

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News – Dave Rayner Dinner 2015

Tickets for the 21st anniversary dinner for the Dave Rayner Fund have gone on sale and with it a host of British riders confirming their attendance for a night dedicated to supporting new and emerging cycling talent.

Steve Cummings, winner of stage 14 of this year’s Tour de France, will be present to celebrate the successes of not only the fund’s beneficiaries but also his own. An incredible battle to the very end on a significant day for the African-based team, Cummings fought off Pinot (FDJ) and Bardet (AG2R) to clinch the win on Mandela Day, punching the air as he crossed the line. This impressive stage victory added to the Merseyside local’s already colourful palmares.

Frequently the talk of many a cycling title, 2014 Dave Rayner alumni Owain Doull will celebrate an incredibly prosperous 2015 ahead of his hopes to compete in Rio 2016. The Tour of Britain points jersey winner, who placed 3rd overall, will attend the dinner as an example of the calibre of athletes the Fund supports. Welshman Doull is fresh out of the World Championships in Richmond, USA where he claimed 5th in the U23 IT, confirming his place among the big names in British cycling.



Pete Williams (below) also shone at this year’s Tour of Britain, securing not one, but two jerseys: the king of the mountains and the sprinters jersey. The 28 year old is showing incredible advances since his time as a recipient of support from the Fund back in 2007, 2008 and 2010 and it’ll be an honour to share his performances with friends and supporters at the dinner in November.


Early Dave Rayner Fund beneficiary Russ Downing will also be present to celebrate the Fund that has ensured his continued longevity in international and domestic cycling teams over recent years. Russ brings with him a palmares of which many can only dream and is living proof that hard work and support pay off.

Set up in 1994 in memory of former national junior road race champion, Dave Rayner, the Fund has provided more than £700,000 in grants to aspiring cyclists to help them live and race abroad. Past beneficiaries also include David Millar, Dan Martin and in more recent times Ian Stannard and Adam Yates – which just goes to highlight the importance of the continued support of this special fund.

Taking place at New Dock Hall in Leeds on Saturday 7 November, riders past and present will be interviewed on stage by one of cycling’s most memorable voices, Anthony McCrossan. Unique cycling memorabilia and VIP experiences will also be auctioned off during the evening in efforts to raise more money for the fund.

Tickets are now on sale and the Fund welcomes anyone with an interest in cycling to attend. By supporting the dinner, you’ll spend an evening in the company of some of the great names of the sport, whilst at the same time directly funding the discovery and development of the next generation of champions of cycle sport.

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