Chris Boardman MBE

Chris Boardman is married with six children and still lives in the small village of Hoylakeon the Wirral peninsula. His name first sprang into the public eye when he took Britain’s opening Gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics astride the infamous Lotus bike. This was also Britain’s first cycling Gold medal in 72 years. The iconic image of the Lotus machine and pointy helmet linked Chris forever with cutting edge technology, something he later went on to reinforce by leading the R&D team for GB Cycling in the run up to Beijing, where they became the most successful British sporting team of all time. Between Barcelona and Beijing, Chris won three stages of the Tour de France, set numerous world records (several of which still stand) and became arguablyBritain’s most successful cyclist to date

Post cycling he went on to establish a name in journalism writing for various publications, including Diver magazine (his latest passion) and Pro Cycling, worked as a commentator for ITV and the BBC covering major cycling events, sat on the National Cycling Strategy Board as well as co-founding Boardman Bikes, the most respected and fastest growing British Bike Brand in decades. Although bikes and cycling still plays a large part in Chris’s life, his other pursuits include writing, running, archery and cave diving… but not all at the same time