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Chris Boardman

Chris Boardman is one of Britain's most successful and recognisable cyclists. He made history when he won Gold at the 1992 Olympics in the 4000m pursuit. Following this, Chris went on to win three stages of the Tour de France and set various World Records. Now a sought after keynote speaker, Chris delivers talks on topics such as transport and decarbonisation, culture change and high performance.


About Chris Boardman

Chris became an overnight household name at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when the image of the Lotus machine and pointy helmet linked Chris to cutting edge technology forevermore. It was here that he took home a Gold medal, Britain’s first cycling Gold medal in 72 years.

The year after, in 1993, Chris began his professional cycling career. Over the following 8 years he held the Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France on three separate occasions, took three World titles on track and road and broke several world records.

Whilst a professional athlete, Chris also served as a Board Member of the then UK Sports Council and was part of the launch of Lottery Funding for Sport.

Additionally, he helped set up and lead the R&D branch of the Great Britain Olympic Cycling team. Over the next few years, the squad dominated the international scene, becoming the most successful British sporting team of all time. This small R&D group came to be known as the “Secret Squirrel Club” and played a significant part in creating that unprecedented sporting prosperity.

Along with Sarah Mooney and Alan Ingarfield, Chris co-founded Boardman Bikes. Their focus on high quality at affordable prices helped us become the most respected and fastest growing British Bike Brand in decades.

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Speech Topics

Chris’s speech topics include but are not limited to:

  • Innovation Culture
  • High Performance Teams
  • Personal Excellence
  • Transport
  • Decarbonisation
  • Culture change and ‘how to do different’
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"Excellent, very approachable, spent a long time talking with members of the audience and signing autographs."

NE Worcester College Graduation Evening

"Chris proved a superb choice of keynote speaker at our seminar. We delivered on the brief in an engaging, inspirational and entertaining fashion which really helped us set the tone for the rest of the session."


"Chris Boardman spoke before an audience of 300 at our event in November 2008. He was a true professional and worked hard to tailor his speech to suit the theme of the event and the audience on the day. The result was an engaging, insightful, and informative presentation that delighted the audience and delighted us as clients as his feedback scores were some of the highest we’ve ever seen!"

?Whit If! Innovation

"Chris was great to work with - he took the time to really get to grips with the brief and made sure his presentation not only met but exceeded the brief. We received great feedback from delegates who found Chris ‘especially insightful and inspiring."


"Chris provided a very motivational session at our annual staff presentation and was not intimidated by speaking to over 350 people. The real differential to other external speakers we have used was the attention to detail - Chris spent some time analysing our business and understanding key issues which were then cleverly interwoven to his speech - something that our Managing Director fully appreciated to reinforce his key messages."


"I would like to say a huge thank you from everyone at Mars for such an inspiring and thought provoking session today."

Mars Chocolate

"Over the years, I have heard many talks and Keynote speeches from many sportspeople. If I’m being honest, whilst they were invariably very enjoyable, none have made a difference to my life and to my business but Chris’s story is nothing less than inspirational; he shares an ordinary story from an ordinary guy achieving extraordinary results - consistently achieving personal goals and leading a team to achieve team goals. And anyone can apply these ‘ordinary’ things to their business. I know because it’s happening for us and for our clients. If you get a chance to listen to Chris; be there."


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