Published: 16 December 2013
Video: Eddie Allen and Simon Powers
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
Phil Burt, Lead Physiotherapist
Sir Dave Brailsford, Performance Director