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The Rayner Foundation celebrates 25th annual dinner - Gallery

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Simon Yates

Simon Yates (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23

The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23 (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The goods up for grabs in the auction

The goods up for grabs in the auction (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The raffle table

The raffle table (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23

The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23 (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23

The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23 (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Ineos rider Chris Lawless on stage

Ineos rider Chris Lawless on stage (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Simon Yates at The Rayner Foundation dinner

Simon Yates at The Rayner Foundation dinner (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Adam Blythe on stage

Adam Blythe on stage (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The class of 2019

The class of 2019 (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Chris Lawless on stage with Adam Blythe and Rob Hayles

Chris Lawless on stage with Adam Blythe and Rob Hayles (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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89-year-old Brian Robinson is president of The Rayner Foundation

89-year-old Brian Robinson is president of The Rayner Foundation (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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A bike is auctioned off

A bike is auctioned off (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The jerseys up for grabs in the auction

The jerseys up for grabs in the auction (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Simon Yates on stage with Rob Hayles

Simon Yates on stage with Rob Hayles (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Rob Hayles presenting

Rob Hayles presenting (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Simon Yates

Simon Yates (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Recipients of the fund

Recipients of the fund (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The auction is underway

The auction is underway (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Yates auctions off a jersey

Yates auctions off a jersey (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The committee on stage

The committee on stage (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23

The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23 (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Committee member Joscelin Ryan

Committee member Joscelin Ryan (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Chris Lawless donates his Tour de Yorkshire winner's jersey

Chris Lawless donates his Tour de Yorkshire winner's jersey (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Journalist William Fotheringham donates some proceeds from his latest book

Journalist William Fotheringham donates some proceeds from his latest book (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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A signed Great Britain jersey is donated

A signed Great Britain jersey is donated (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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A Tour de France green jersey was up for grabs

A Tour de France green jersey was up for grabs (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Philippa York was in attendance

Philippa York was in attendance (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Simon Yates was one of the main attractions

Simon Yates was one of the main attractions (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Cycling goodies were available in the raffle

Cycling goodies were available in the raffle (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Adam Blythe on stage with Tim Harris and Rob Hayles

Adam Blythe on stage with Tim Harris and Rob Hayles (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The committee on stage

The committee on stage (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23

The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23 (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23

The 25th Rayner dinner took place in Leeds on November 23 (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))
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Artwork up for grabs

Artwork up for grabs (Image credit: SWpix.com (t/a Photography Hub Ltd))

The 25th dinner for The Rayner Foundation saw British cycling stars of past, present and future convene in Leeds' New Dock Hall on Saturday November 23 for an evening of celebration and fundraising. 

Known as the Dave Rayner Fund before being awarded charitable status last month, the foundation was set up in 1995 in memory of British rider Dave Rayner, who died at the age of 27 after an altercation outside a nightclub in 1994. 

The charity supports young British riders aspiring to make it as professionals, helping them with the cost and undertaking of racing abroad. Over the years, more than £1,000,000 has been raised, helping the likes of David Millar, Charly Wegelius, Dan Martin, Ian Stannard, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Hannah Barnes and many others. 

Unlike his twin brother, Adam, Simon Yates was not a beneficiary of the fund, but was one of the star riders present at Saturday's dinner in Leeds. 

The former Vuelta a España winner donated a Mitchelton-Scott jersey to the auction, which is a highlight of the dinner and a key part of the organisation's fundraising. Also on offer on the evening were signed yellow and green jerseys from the Tour de France, as well as retro bikes and other memorabilia. 

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a selection of photos from the event.

To learn more about the Rayner Foundation, click here.