See if you can spot anyone you recognise , Liam doesn’t look to bothered but a few others look reet embarrassed haha , and what about jolly Dave Brailswhatever his name is!!!!

British Cycling has performance at the heart of everything it does. So it came as no surprise when the team got involved in a special festive assignment, unofficially codenamed ‘Project Rudolph’ – a chance to thank British Cycling’s members, sponsors, partners and fans for their continued support, through the medium of song.

Shortly after the Manchester Track World Cup, details began to emerge from British Cycling HQ of an audacious plan to take the team’s winning mentality into a whole new arena – an assault on the much-coveted Christmas number one.

Converting a team of talented, highly-motivated athletes into a saleable pop act in just a few weeks is no easy task. And so it proved. Early sound-checks revealed that while they may be world-class performers on the bike, behind the microphone, many of British Cycling’s household names lacked even the slightest appreciation of pitch.

Following emergency meetings fuelled by eggnog, shortbread biscuits and blind panic, the controversial decision was made to have the tuneless squad mime the lot. So, at considerable expense props were procured from a well-known ‘everything for a pound’ store, music was arranged and filming began. The results, as you can see for yourself are, in a word, memorable.

British Cycling would like to everyone involved for taking the time out and making it happen. Special mention however must go to Mistresses of Mime, Becky James and Vicky Williamson; Sisters of Swing Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Dani King; and Destroyers of the Christmas Tree, Liam Phillips, Kyle Evans and Tre Whyte. Oh and of course, Libby the Labrador.

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings from everyone at British Cycling.


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