Manon Carpenter, Hugh Porter and Tour de France director, Christian Prudhomme were among the names celebrated at British Cycling’s 2015 annual awards dinner, a celebration of another fantastic year for British Cycling.
Carpenter was awarded the prestigious Cycle Industries Golden Jubilee Trophy for most meritorious performance for her outstanding victory at the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships, while legendary cyclist turned commentator, Hugh Porter, was recognised for his long and prestigious career, winning the Dave Saunders Trophy for services to cycling.
Hosted by Hugh Porter, British Cycling president Bob Howden, kicked off the evening, before handing over to Christian Prudhomme and Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive, Gary Verity, who looked back on the incredible success of the Grand Depart coming to Yorkshire.
There was a review of the domestic racing season, with Nicky Hawker taking home the Brian Cossavella Trophy for services to event promotion.
Grace Garner won the Merken’s Bowl for her performance in the national championships individual pursuit, while Manon Lloyd took home the Ernie Chambers Memorial Trophy for a year which saw her become a double European champion.
Tre Whyte looked back on his first medal on the world stage while Gee Atherton reflected on a year which saw him win his second world title.
British Cycling chief executive Ian Drake also took to the stage to discuss another successful year for the governing body which included British Cycling reaching 100,000 members for the first time in the organisation’s history.
The evening concluded with Carpenter picking up her award, joined on stage by rising downhill star Tahnee Seagrave who had completed a British 1-2-3 at the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships.