An Evening With...Philippa York and James MacDonald
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About the Event
Kick off your Gran Fondo weekend in style with a special evening with cycling legends Philippa York and James MacDonald in a Q&A interview and talk.
Set to be a truly unique experience, in a small intimate venue with only 50 tickets available.
About Philippa York
Philippa York who competed as Robert Millar, is one of Britain's most sucessful cyclists of all time. York won the "King of the Mountains" competition in the 1984 Tour de France and finished fourth overall. The success was the first time a British rider won a major Tour classification, and was unsurpassed as the highest Tour finish for a Briton for over 20 years until Bradley Wiggins placed third in the 2009 Tour de France. York rode the Tour de France 11 times.
York finished second in the 1987 Giro d'Italia and also won the King of the Mountains classification. This was the highest finish by a Briton in the Giro d'Italia until Chris Froome won the 2018 race. As well as the Giro second-place finish, York finished second in two other Grand Tours: the 1985 and 1986 Vuelta a Espana. The second place at the 1985 Vuelta came after losing the leader's jersey on the penultimate stage, in what is widely thought to have been collusion by the Spanish-speaking teams. Further victories came at the 1985 Volta a Catalunya, the 1989 Tour of Britain and the 1990 Criterium du Dauphine Libere.
About James MacDonald
James MacDonald is an ultra endurance cyclist who recently attempted to break the World 24 hour distance record. James was the first Scot to complete the gruelling Race Across America - a 3500 miles bike race from West Coast to East Coast USA. James also holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest return journey from John o Groats to Lands End- thats right John o Groats to Lands End then back to John o Groats again!
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