Cycling legends from the past 50 years of the sport were officially inducted into British Cycling’s Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Manchester during the organisation’s 50th anniversary Gala Dinner.
50 riders, organisers and other leading lights in the world of cycling were included in the ceremony.
Among those inducted were seven-time World Champion Beryl Burton, eight times Tour de France stage winner Barry Hoban and Tom Simpson who died during the 1967 Tour de France while climbing Mont Ventoux.
Those inductees present at the dinner included Chris Boardman, Peter King, Peter Keen, Craig MacLean, Paul Manning, Eileen Grey, Tim Gould and Caroline Alexander.
Sky news presenter Dermot Murnaghan hosted the evening in front of an audience of 700 at Manchester Central.
The Hall of Fame was conceived by British Cycling to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The public were invited to make nominations from all factes of the sport, and a judging panel then selected the final 50. More names will be added in future years.
BRITISH CYCLING HALL OF FAME
Chris Boardman MBE
Beryl Burton OBE
Arthur Campbell MBE
Doug Dailey MBE
Tony Doyle MBE
Ian Emmerson OBE
Benny Foster OBE
Eileen Gray CBE
Peter Keen OBE
Peter King CBE
Phil Liggett MBE
Paul Manning MBE
John & Doreen Mallinson
Yvonne McGregor MBE
Hugh Porter MBE
Jason Queally MBE
Dot Tilbury MBE
Tony Yorke OBE
Eileen Gray addresses the audience
Sir Chris Hoy, Chris Boardman, Doug Dailey and British Cycling president, Brian Cookson are interviewed by Sky’s Dermot Murnaghan
Sir Chris Hoy
700 people attended the Gala Dinner
Doug Dailey receoves his award from Victoria Pendleton (centre) and Brian Cookson (right)