Gallery: Dave Rayner Fund celebrates 20th annual dinner

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Photo gallery: Dave Rayner Fund celebrates 20th year with annual dinner

Great and good of cycling converge on Leeds for milestone anniversary

Cycling’s great and good converged on Leeds to celebrate the 20th year of the Dave Rayner Fund at its annual celebratory dinner.

Set up in memory of Yorkshire cyclist Dave Rayner, after his tragic death in 1994, the Fund continues to offer financial support for British cyclists hoping to compete abroad.

And in the year one of the Fund’s first ever recipients, David Millar, climbed out of the professional saddle for the last time, the Scot joined the great and good of British Cycling to help boost funds at the annual dinner.

Lizzie Armitstead, who auctioned off a Women’s World Cup leader’s jersey after her success in the competition this year, was among the high-profile guests.

Current award recipients include rising star Tao Geoghagen Hart, while WorldTour pros Adam Yates, Ben Swift and Ian Stannard also lent their support.

The dinner saw close to £23,000 added to the trust fund, and photographer Simon Wilkinson was on hand to show how Britain’s best scrub up when they swap lycra for something a little more formal.

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