There have been many personalities and sporting heroes who have endorsed our event. In 2012 our ambassador was Triple Crown winner Stephen Roche. In 2013 & 2014 we were honoured to have Daniel Martin on-board. For our 2016 event, Ireland's most successful cyclist Sean Kelly, has agreed to support us. Sean will be there on October 1st lending his support. If you want your chance to cycle with Sean, why not join us on the day. It's been amazing to have these legends of the sport get behind our event. Our most sincere thanks for all your support - from all the Cycle4Life team.
2016 Sean Kelly
Sean "The King" Kelly is Ireland's most successful cyclist. From turning professional in 1977 until his retirement in 1994, he won nine monument classics, and 193 professional races in total. He won Paris–Nice seven years in a row and the first UCI Road World Cup in 1989. He won the 1988 Vuelta a España and had multiple wins in the Giro di Lombardia, Milan–San Remo, Paris–Roubaix and Liège–Bastogne–Liège. Other victories include the Critérium International, Grand Prix des Nations and smaller tours including the Tour de Suisse, Tour of the Basque Country and Volta a Catalunya.
2013 & 2014 Dan Martin
Daniel "Dan" Martin (born 20 August 1986) is an Irish professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Etixx–Quick-Step. Born and raised in England, Martin has competed for Ireland since 2006.
Martin's accomplishments since turning professional in 2008 include winning a stage at the 2011 Vuelta a España, winning a stage at the 2013 Tour de France, and winning the overall classification at the 2010 Tour de Pologne and the 2013 Volta a Catalunya. In one-day races, he won the 2010 Japan Cup, the 2010 Tre Valli Varesine, the 2011 Giro di Toscana, the 2013 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and the 2014 Giro di Lombardia.
2012 Stephen Roche
Stephen Roche born 28 November 1959 is an Irish former professional road racing cyclist. In a 13-year professional career, he peaked in 1987, becoming the second of only two cyclists to win the Triple Crown of victories in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia stage races, plus the World road race championship. Roche's rise coincided with that of fellow Irishman Sean Kelly.
Although one of the finest cyclists of his generation and admired for his pedalling style, he struggled with knee injuries and never contended in the Grand Tours post-1987. He had 58 professional career wins.
Roche was given the freedom of Dublin City in late September 1987. Several days later the 1987 edition of the Nissan Classic began and Roche rode strongly to finish second behind Kelly.