Oh what fun it is to ride - from bike bells to Jingle Bells


British Cycling has performance at the heart of everything it does. So it came as no surprise when the team got involved in a special festive assignment, unofficially codenamed ‘Project Rudolph’ - a chance to thank our members, sponsors, partners and fans for their continued support, through the medium of song.

Following emergency meetings fuelled by eggnog, shortbread biscuits and blind panic, music was arranged and filming began. The results, as you can see for yourself are, in a word, memorable.

We would like to everyone involved for taking the time out and making it happen. Special mention however must go to Mistresses of Mime, Becky James and Vicky Williamson; Sisters of Swing Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Dani King; and Destroyers of the Christmas Tree, Liam Phillips, Kyle Evans and Tre Whyte. Oh and of course, Libby the Labrador.

Merry Christmas and season’s greetings from everyone at British Cycling.

Cast (in order of appearance)

Ian Drake, Chief Executive

Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Dani King, Endurance

Lizzie Armitstead, Endurance

Vicky Williamson and Becky James, Sprint

Liam Phillips, Tre Whyte and Kyle Evans, BMX

Nigel Mitchell, Head of Nutrition

Kenta Gallagher and Grant Ferguson, Mountain Bike

Craig Myers, Oli Perez, Aaron Gales, Vicky McWilliams, Josh Hardy and Emily Jones, British Cycling HQ staff

Andy Tennant, Ed Clancy, Sam Harrison and Steven Burke, Endurance

Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall, Para-cycling

Libby, Labrador

Phil Burt, Lead Physiotherapist

Sir Dave Brailsford, Performance Director