Raymond Poulidor OFS

France's most revered professional cyclist, Raymond Poulidor the 1964 Tour of Spain winner, but famous as the ?Eternal Second? to five times Tour de France victor Jacques Anquetil, will be the guest of honour at the 14th annual Dave Rayner Memorial Fund dinner in Harrogate on November 8.

Poulidor accepted the invitation from Britain?s Brian Robinson, the first Brit to win a stage of the Tour in 1958. The Rayner dinner is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Robinson?s famous victory and is inviting all British Tour stage winners to attend in his honour.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.