IRELAND?S Stephen Roche, who 20 years ago won the famous triple ? the Giro d?Italia, Tour de France and World Road Race title all in 1987 ? is the guest of honour at the Dave Rayner Fund annual dinner in Harrogate on November 10.

Dinner organizer Keith Lambert commented, ?It is especially relevant as Stephen?s nephew, Dan Martin, is one of the riders supported by the Rayner Fund.?

Testimony to its popularity, only a few of the 600 tickets for the dinner remain to be sold. Venue is the Majestic Hotel.

Roche?s visit continues the long tradition of inviting special guests, who have included Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain.