Nominations are now open for British Cycling’s Hall of Fame, which will celebrate 50 individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the world of cycling in the past 50 years.
Nominations will be considered by a judging panel that includes Cycling Weekly editor Robert Garbutt, Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton, BC president Brian Cookson, BC executive director Peter King, Guardian cycling journalist William Fotheringham and BBC cycling commentator Hugh Porter.
“We are delighted that top cycling journalists will be joining our panel,” said Cookson. “We want to recognise the most talented, committed and influential people within our sport and the expertise of our panellists will help us take a broad and objective view of the sport.”
“Cycling is a sport blessed with talented, committed and remarkable people, many of whom deserve a place in the British Cycling Hall of Fame, so we expect a lively debate to develop within our panel and our online community.”
Anyone is free to nominate a cyclist from any discipline, and they can also nominate any indivdual who has contributed to cycling – from event organisers to volunteers.
To make a nomination email the name of your suggested person, along with your reason for nominating them, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inductees to the Hall of Fame will be unveiled at the British Cycling gala dinner in February 2010.
The Hall of Fame was launched earlier this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of British Cycling.