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21st Dave Rayner Fund dinner - gallery

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The 21st Dave Rayner Fund dinner took place in Leeds' New Dock Hall

The 21st Dave Rayner Fund dinner took place in Leeds' New Dock Hall
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Triathletes Jonny and Alistair Brownlee were also in attendance

Triathletes Jonny and Alistair Brownlee were also in attendance
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A signed MTN-Qhubeka jersey was another of the prizes

A signed MTN-Qhubeka jersey was another of the prizes
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Ian Stannard's Tour de France jersey was one of the prizes in the auction

Ian Stannard's Tour de France jersey was one of the prizes in the auction
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Chris Froome's yellow and polka dot jerseys from the Tour de France, signed, were up for grabs in the auction

Chris Froome's yellow and polka dot jerseys from the Tour de France, signed, were up for grabs in the auction
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Owain Doull with the new Dave Rayner book

Owain Doull with the new Dave Rayner book
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Dave Rayner's parents, John and Barbara

Dave Rayner's parents, John and Barbara
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Adam Yates with the new Dave Rayner book

Adam Yates with the new Dave Rayner book
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The funded riders for 2016

The funded riders for 2016
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The funded riders for 2016

The funded riders for 2016
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The funded riders for 2016

The funded riders for 2016
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A donation from a fund in the memory of Lewis Barry, a cyclist who died at the age of 15

A donation from a fund in the memory of Lewis Barry, a cyclist who died at the age of 15
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Andy Leigh won the Lewis 'Spadger' Barry award for rider of the year

Andy Leigh won the Lewis 'Spadger' Barry award for rider of the year
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A signed Lizzie Armitstead world champion's jersey was up for grabs in the auction

A signed Lizzie Armitstead world champion's jersey was up for grabs in the auction
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The hosts for the evening, Richard Stoodley and Anthony McCrossan

The hosts for the evening, Richard Stoodley and Anthony McCrossan
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Adam Yates warms the crowd up

Adam Yates warms the crowd up
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Steve Cummings takes to the stage

Steve Cummings takes to the stage
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Steve Cummings is interviewed on stage

Steve Cummings is interviewed on stage
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Author Peter Cossins holds up copies of 'Everybody's Friend', his new book about Dave Rayner

Author Peter Cossins holds up copies of 'Everybody's Friend', his new book about Dave Rayner
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Legendary British cyclist Brian Robinson, the first Brit to win a Tour de France stage

Legendary British cyclist Brian Robinson, the first Brit to win a Tour de France stage
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President of British Cycling, Bob Howden was in attendance

President of British Cycling, Bob Howden was in attendance
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Supported rider Daniel McKimm

Supported rider Daniel McKimm
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Steve Cummings poses with the new Dave Rayner book

Steve Cummings poses with the new Dave Rayner book
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Racing runs in the genes - father and daughter, Chris and Jessie Walker

Racing runs in the genes - father and daughter, Chris and Jessie Walker
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The Downing brothers, Russell and Dean

The Downing brothers, Russell and Dean
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Matt Stephens with Rory Mullan Wilkinson

Matt Stephens with Rory Mullan Wilkinson
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Steve Cummings presents an MTN-Qhubeka jersey as one of the auction prizes

Steve Cummings presents an MTN-Qhubeka jersey as one of the auction prizes
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Saturday, November 7 marked the 21st annual Dave Rayner Fund dinner and saw British cycling stars of past, present and future convene in Leeds' New Dock Hall. 

The Fund was set up in memory of cyclist Dave Rayner, a rising talent whose life was cruelly cut short by a nightclub assault in 1994, and aims to support young British riders aspiring to make it as professionals. Riders such as David Millar, Ian Stannard, and Adam Yates have all benefited from the cause, which has dished out over £700,000 worth of grants over the years. 

Saturday's event coincided with the publication of a new book, written by Peter Cossins, entitled 'Everybody's Friend - The life and career of Dave Rayner 1967-1994 and his legacy to cycling'. Special guests Steve Cummings, Adam Yates, Owain Doull, and triathletes Jonny and Alistair Brownlee were all in attendance, as were some of the greats of British cycling involved with the Fund like Brian Robinson and Sid Barras, and also the young riders set to receive funding support in 2016. 

After the three-course meal and on-stage interviews came a raffle and live auction, where signed jerseys from Chris Froome, Lizzie Armitstead, Peter Sagan, Ian Stannard, and Steve Cummings were all up for grabs. Scroll through our gallery for the highlights of the evening.