Santos' Dave Crane, Glen Herrera and Dana Stankic with Robbie McEwen.
Cycling champ Robbie McEwen on stage.
The Santos Legends of Cycling Dinner, held for the first time last Thursday in Perth, got off to a flying start with two of Australia’s biggest names in the sport captivating the crowd of 200 at the Pan Pacific Hotel.
The star attractions at the dinner – which promoted the annual Santos Great Bike Ride and various charities – were Robbie McEwen, a 12-time Tour de France stage victor and winner of three Green jerseys, and WA-born Cameron Meyer, five times World Track champion and the reigning Santos Tour Down Under title holder.
Interviewed individually and then together by ABC sports broadcaster Karen Tighe, both Robbie and Cameron had the audience enthralled with their tales of high speeds, treacherous tracks and weird room-mates.
Money raised from auctions at the dinner went towards Santos Great Bike Ride charities – the Heart Foundation, Horizon House and Hope for Children – as well as the Tour de Gracetown, which helps people affected by cancer, and the Henk Vogels Cycling Foundation, which assists young emerging West Australian cyclists.
Community relations, Western Australia