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50th Anniversary Gala Dinner - What you thought

Posted: 25th February 2010

We've had some great messages and kind words of thanks following the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Annual Awards, which took place on Saturday 20th February in Manchester. If you haven't already read the report and watched the video, check it out here.

Here's a selection of testimonials that we've received:

"Congratulations on a magnificent evening. The British Cycling dinner was a great success. Philip and I felt very privileged to be there. Bill, I know, would have felt greatly honoured to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and I felt very proud to represent him. Thank you and well done to all involved.

Joan Bradley

"The challenge for British Cycling was to blend the corporate with the traditional but it was done with real class. Was the evening a success? According to Charlie Burton, whose late wife Beryl remains arguably the country's best ever female cyclist, the answer to that question was a resounding 'yes.' I bumped into him in the hotel lift the following morning and he was beaming."

Richard Moore, The Guardian

"I want to thank British Cycling and all those assistants that worked so hard to make it such a memorable evening. I regard being inducted into British Cycling's first Hall of Fame a great honour and one that I will cherish on a par to my World Championship. I would also like to say a big thank you all those that voted me into this special Hall of Fame."

Graham Webb, former World Amateur Champion and Hall of Fame inductee

"I would like to thank British Cycling for the fine hospitality in Manchester last weekend. It was a great pleasure to be inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame alongside so many special people. The overall occasion was very well done and a credit to everyone who worked so hard to make it special. You all succeeded."

Alan Rushton, organiser of numerous cycling events and Hall of Fame inductee

"Thank you for your kindness on Saturday. My wife and I both appreciated the efforts that you made to ensure our comfort and enjoyment of what was a really great evening."

James McRoy, father of Jason McRoy - Hall of Fame inductee

"A most sincere thank you to British Cycling for the wonderful time we had in Manchester last night. It was a fantastic evening of both nostalgia and positive messages to us all for the future of cycling. The dinner was perfect and it was a great honour to be part of such an esteemed line up in the Hall of Fame."

Dot Tilbury MBE, organiser of numerous youth races on the Isle of Man and Hall of Fame inductee

"Thank you so much to you and your colleagues for organising such a good event. Everything was great - the venue was first class as well. We enjoyed the company of the other guests on our table and the seating plan was perfect."

David Baker, former three time National Cross Country Mountain Bike Champion and Hall of Fame inductee

"My daughter and I had a lovely evening and would like to thank British Cycling for all your hard work. I'm looking forward to taking the Certificate to my father and telling him all about what was a memorable evening."

Louise Rabbitt, daughter of Stan Kite - Hall of Fame inductee

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