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Chris Boardman will be talking about his successful cycling career at the University of Central Lancashire on 21 June.

Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman to discuss his glittering career at the University of Central Lancashire

A cycling legend will be discussing his record-breaking career and his life behind the microphone when he visits Preston in June.

Taking place at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), In Conversation with Chris Boardman MBE will see the Olympic gold medallist discuss stories from his long-awaited autobiography Triumphs and Turbulence.

The father of modern British cycling first sprang into the public eye when he won Britain's first cycling gold medal in 72 years at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics astride the infamous Lotus bike. His career flourished through his combination of physical ability and technical preparation. The father-of-six won three stages of the gruelling Tour de France and set numerous world records, several of which still stand.

After his road and track cycling career ended he led the research and development team for GB Cycling in the run up to the Beijing Olympics. The group became the most successful British sporting team of all time. Chris, who hails from Hoylake, is also a much-loved voice in the commentary box as he co-presents television coverage of the Tour de France and major global cycling events, including the Olympics.

This one-off evening, which is being organised by Silverwood Events and is a Lancashire Science Festival Fringe event, takes place on Tuesday 21 June at 7pm in the University’s Harrington Lecture Theatre. Tickets costs £20 (plus booking fee) and each ticket includes a signed hardback copy of Triumphs and Turbulence. Book your place online

 

Rachel Atkinson | 30 March 2016