Richard Moore is a freelance journalist and author, originally from Scotland but now living in London. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar (HarperSport), won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes (HarperSport), was long-listed for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the 1998 Tour de Langkawi. He is also the author of Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France, and Sky's the Limit, which tells the story of Team Sky's effort to win the Tour. His latest book is The Dirtiest Race in History (Wisden Sports Writing), published in June 2012, which tells the story of the men’s 100m final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Es Devlin is a multi award winning international stage designer whose work crosses a wide range of genres including drama, dance, opera and pop.
Es has created stage designs for Kanye West and Jay Z’s Watch the Throne Tour, Berlioz’s epic opera ‘Les Troyens’ at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Other adventures have included tours for Lady Gaga, MUSE, the Pet Shop Boys and Take That; operas at La Scala, Barcelona and Vienna; and drama for the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and Theatre de Complicite.
Es works from her studio in London with a small team of associates who, like her, are used to modulating between the worlds of opera, rap, drama and pop.
She was awarded TPi Stage Designer of the Years 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Olivier Award in 2006 and RED Creative Woman of the Year 2011.
Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist working full time in Elite Sport. He works with the UK Athletics, British Cycling, Sky Pro Cycling teams and has had involvements with a further twelve Olympic Sports as well as England Rugby and Premier league Football.
His career began with teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. He has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry for the past twenty years culminating in working at a special hospital with patients who had severe and dangerous personality disorders. Steve has been engaged with Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer since 1994 and is also Undergraduate Dean. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Medicine and a Masters Degree in Medical Education, also with postgraduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Education and Psychiatry.
He is a member of the Royal College and is on the question setting board for College Membership exams.
He is one of a small team of doctors who assess and grant Therapeutic Use Exemption certificates for UK Sport.
His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life.
Dr Peter Lovatt is a Reader in Psychology and a Principal lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, where he heads the Dance Psychology Lab. Before starting on an academic career Peter was a professional dancer. Peter is frequently invited to give interactive talks at major science centres in the UK and abroad. Peter has given several TEDx talks (in Berlin, London and Oslo) and recently spoke at Sadlers Wells Theatre as part of TEDx Observer. Peter has also given lectures, for example, at the Science Museum Lates, the Dana Centre, The Royal Institution, The Wellcome Collection, The Glasgow Science Centre, Science City York and the Edinburgh Science Festival.
Peter is currently writing a book on the Psychology of Dance, called Born to Dance, which is aimed at a general audience and he in production with Tiger Aspect on a new show for Channel 4.
Helen started cycling at the age of ten, encouraged by her parents who introduced her to a local cycling club. Although she didn’t need any encouragement to ride, she was inspired to compete after watching Chris Hoy win the Kilo and Kelly Holmes two gold medals in Athens. Helen completed her A-levels in English, PE and French and embarked on a degree course in Sport, PE and Coaching Science at the University of Birmingham but gave her place up after two weeks when she found out she had been accepted on GB Cycling Team’s Sprint Academy. Helen first came to British Cycling as an U23 Sprint Academy rider in November 2008 and then went on to join the GB Para-Cycling Team in April 2010 where she is a tandem pilot working alongside visually impaired female riders known as ‘stokers’.
Helen has medalled in a strong field in the National Track Champs year after year and was the National Champion in the women’s team sprint in 2009. In her first Paralympic Games, Helen won the silver in the kilo and bronze in the pursuit, both with Aileen McGlynn.