SUVelo Annual President’s Dinner

2016 Annual President's Dinner

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

You are cordially invited to our 2016 Annual President’s Dinner; the high point of the SUVelo social calendar. The event is open to anyone with an interest in cycling, not just SUVelo members.

This stylish event will be hosted by club sponsor The Malaya. The dinner is perfect for cyclists and their friends who love to eat great food in stunning surrounds.

All proceeds go towards supporting a range of SUVelo initiatives for our members, race teams and subsidised events.

About the night

  • Date: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Venue: The Malaya, 39 Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000.
  • Cost: $200
  • Dress code: Smart casual

Our special guests

The dinner will be emceed by the voice of Australian cycling Mike Tomalaris. Mike is one of the longest serving members of SBS’ sports team, and a tireless advocate and supporter of Australian cycling. He has served as SUVelo’s Club Patron since its formation in 2010.

Our special guests this year are two of the world’s top cyclists: Rachel Neylan and Richie Porte.

Rachel Neylan committed to a cycling career in late 2007. By 2012 she claimed silver in the World Championships.  In 2015 she won the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and finished second in this year’s edition. In May she won the prestigous Le Grand Prix de Plumelec – Morbihan Dames. Rachel had the honour of representing Australia in the recent Rio Olympics.

Richie Porte joined the Pro peloton in 2010 and made an immediate impact. At the Giro d’Italia, he claimed the Young Rider classification and wore the Maglia Rosa for three stages. A move to Team Sky in 2012 brought yet more success: two Paris-Nice titles (2013, 2015) and wins at the Volta a Catalunya and Giro del Trentino in 2015. A National Time-Trial Champion, he moved to BMC in 2016 and like Rachel, represented Australia in the Rio Olympics.

Mike will interview Rachel and Richie and you will be invited to ask them anything about their illustrious careers. You will also have a chance to chat with our guests before and after the meal.

About the venue

The venue is the private dining balcony at The Malaya Restaurant, overlooking Darling Harbour. Guests will enjoy cocktails and canapés upon arrival. The menu will feature the best The Malaya has to offer over three delicious courses, including wine and beer.

Vegetarians and guests with allergies can specify their requirements when booking, but please note the Malaya is unable to guarantee dishes will not contain trace elements from other food prepared onsite.

I look forward to seeing you at this special event.

Andrew Duggan

Sydney University Velo Club