Charity unveils items for auction ahead of Champions of CycleSport dinner


The CHILDREN’S Action Medical Research charity has revealed some of the exclusive items guests can bid on at its live auction at the upcoming Champions of CycleSport Star Dinner.

Lots, including the jersey worn by Ethan Hayter in one of his Tour of Britain stage wins this year, which will be signed by Ethan on the night, and the special edition skin suit that Dan Martin wore it during his winning performance of the Giro are up for grabs.

Guests can also purchase a bespoke Titanio Disco frame handcrafted by Passoni in Milan or compete for the chance to join Sean Kelly and Rochelle Gilmore on a day trip around Mallorca.

Other items include:

  • A meeting with Katie Archibald at the UCI Track Champions League in London next month – as well as the inaugural leader’s jersey signed
  • One hour of wind tunnel testing, courtesy of Le Col, with expert commentary and lessons from former pro rider and Le Col founder Yanto Barker as well as McLaren aero expert Matthew Williams
  • AURUM’s Magma frame, the ultimate road racing bike – the best performing on any terrain
  • The chance for your company’s brand to be displayed on Team Elijah’s Star boat as it competes in the world’s toughest rowing event, the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, in December 2021.

Members of the public can also bid in a separate online silent auction at www.champions of the cycling sports auction.com, with more than 70 lots ranging from a ZBike home trainer and a Frog 40 Tour de France bike signed by Dan Martin to a three-day Haute Route event and a Paddington Bear, the official mascot of the association, signed by Sean Kelly.

The CycleSport Dinner of Champions, taking place on Thursday, November 18, raises vital funds to help save and change the lives of babies and children.

Guests at this year’s event, sponsored by Garmin and supported by accounting and business consulting firm BDO and Roller, include gold medalists Jody Cundy OBE and Katie Archibald MBE. They will be joined by Alex Dowsett of Israel Start-Up Nation, recently retired Dan Martin, Irish professional cyclist Nico Roche and Connor Swift of UCI ProTeam Arkéa – Samsic, as well as loyal supporters Dani Rowe MBE, the legend of everything. -ground Gee Atherton, Sean Kelly and Yanto Barker.

Neah Evans and Pfeiffer Georgi will be joined by brothers Ethan and Leo Hayter, four-time national champion turned commentator Hannah Walker and Commonwealth Games silver medalist Jon Mold. Host Matt Stephens returns to lead the proceedings at the 11th Annual CycleSport Champions Dinner with the help of Action Ambassador Matt Barbet.

Event Ambassador Dani Rowe MBE said:

“We are really looking forward to celebrating the best in cycling once again this year, with the best riders in the sport showing their support in the fight for little lives.

“Action Medical Research is a very useful charity that does a great job of helping fund vital medical research. Their calendar of sporting events and events was very much missed last year, so this is the perfect opportunity for all of us to celebrate the best of cycling after a difficult year.

Based in Horsham, West Sussex, Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity that funds desperately needed research to fight the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has funded medical advances since its inception in 1952, including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines to the UK, developing the use of ultrasound during pregnancy, and testing the rubella vaccine.

He is now advancing research on children in the fight against COVID-19 as well as funding research on diseases such as asthma, prematurity, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy, cancer of the brain and some rare and distressing diseases.

For more details on the Champions of CycleSport Dinner, please visit: www.action.org.uk/champions.

To bid on the online silent auction items, please visit: www.champions of the cycling sports auction.com.


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