Chris Boardman MBE

One Of Britain's Most Successful Professional Cyclists

Chris Boardman

Chris Boardman MBE is probably best known for winning the cycling gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Now a popular Olympic speaker, Chris won the first cycling gold for Britain in 72 years riding a Lotus bike and wearing what is now an iconic pointed (for streamlining) hat.

Between those Olympics and the Beijing Games, Boardman won three stages of the Tour de France and set many world records, some of which have not been broken to date.

Probably Britain’s most successful professional cyclist, these days Chris is not just entertaining audiences as an Olympic speaker with his tales from the track but he is also a recognised writer, airing his journalistic skills in such publications as Pro Cycling and Diver.

Boardman has also been called in on many occasions to commentate on cycling events for both the BBC and ITV and he has founded the renowned Boardman Bikes. When he’s not managing his business and doing archery, cave diving or running, Chris takes his seat on the National Cycling Strategy Board.

The Olympic speaker’s experience is valued by many in the world of cycling, experience garnered in a career that stretches from winning the 10-mile National Schoolboy Championship in 1984 to his final year riding (2000) when he achieved the World Hour Record over 49.441km in Manchester, represented Great Britain at the Sydney Olympics, came second in the Grand Prix Eddy Merckx with Jens Voigt, second in Stage 1 of Paris-Nice and fourth in the World Time Trial Championship in France.

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Watch an interview with Chris here:

When featuring at events Chris is known to discuss such topics as:

  • Maximising Success
  • Personal Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Workplace Culture
  • High-Performance Teams

Over the course of her career Chris set the following world records:

  • 4:27.357 in the 4 km individual pursuit, at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
  • 56.375 km in the longest distance cycled in one hour, at the Manchester Velodrome
  • 4:11.114 in the 4 km individual pursuit, at the 1996 Manchester UCI Track Cycling World Championships
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