Chris Boardman MBE

One of Britain’s most successful professional cyclists

Chris Boardman MBE is probably best known for winning the cycling gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Now a popular motivational speaker, Chris won the first cycling gold for Britain in 72 years riding a Lotus bike and wearing what is now an iconic pointed (for streamlining) hat.

Between those Olympics and the Beijing Games, Boardman won three stages of the Tour de France and set many world records, some of which have not been broken to date.

Probably Britain’s most successful professional cyclist, these days Chris is not just entertaining audiences as a motivational speaker with his tales from the track but he is also a recognised writer, airing his journalistic skills in such publications as Pro Cycling and Diver.

Boardman has also been called in on many occasions to commentate on cycling events for both the BBC and ITV and he has founded the renowned Boardman Bikes. When he’s not managing his business and doing archery, cave diving or running, Chris takes his seat on the National Cycling Strategy Board.

The motivational speaker’s experience is valued by many in the world of cycling, experience garnered in a career that stretches from winning the 10-mile National Schoolboy Championship in 1984 to his final year riding (2000) when he achieved the World Hour Record over 49.441km in Manchester, represented Great Britain at the Sydney Olympics, came second in the Grand Prix Eddy Merckx with Jens Voigt, second in Stage 1 of Paris-Nice and fourth in the World Time Trial Championship in France.

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