King receives CBE at Buckingham Palace

Peter King CBE

British Cycling's executive director, Peter King, was awarded his Commander of British Empire medal during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

King was named in the Queen's New Year's honours list in recognition of his long service as CEO of British Cycling, one of the most successful sporting organisations in Britain.

"Being here to pick up this award is a real honour," said King at the ceremony. "I am proud to find myself following in the footsteps of so many great athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers who have been honoured similarly in previous years.

"Leading British Cycling for 12 years and working with the hundreds of volunteers across the country who make our sport happen every day was a massive honour in itself.

"I was fortunate enough to build a terrific team of loyal, dedicated and professional staff that had constant support from committed and knowledgeable board members, led by the hardest working president in British sport, Brian Cookson OBE.

"I was also able to call on the energy and enthusiasm of thousands of volunteer officials and club coaches all over the country, all of whom have contributed to the reincarnation of the sport of cycling in the UK over recent times. To all of these wonderful people I dedicate this honour," said King.

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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.