British Cycling on shortlist for sport organisation award

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British Cycling, the organisation responsible for governing cycling in the UK, has been shortlisted for Sport Governing Body of the Year at the 2012 Sport Industry Awards.

"I'm delighted to hear that British Cycling has been recognised as one of the top performing sports governing bodies," said British Cycling chief executive Ian Drake.

"The journey we've made over the past four years in particular has been monumental, and the past 12 months is no exception."

"Membership is at an all time high, participation is growing with over 1.7 million people now cycling at least once a week, and we've taken important issues right to the heart of government, including championing road safety.

"It's also been a fantastic year for our elite riders across all disciplines. From Danny Hart's epic ride to win the World MTB Downhill Championships to our multi-medal success at both the Road World Championships and Para-Cycling Track World Championships, British riders continue to deliver when it matters most."

British Cycling joins five other sporting organisations on the shortlist.

The Sport Industry Awards take place on Wednesday, May 2 2012, at Battersea Evolution, London.

Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.