Top cycling journalists will be on the judging panel of the British Cycling Hall of Fame, which has been launched this year to celebrate the organisation’s 50th Anniversary. The panel will assemble later in the year and decide which 50 individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for their contribution to cycling.
William Fotheringham, Cycling Correspondent at the Guardian, Hugh Porter, long standing BBC Cycling Commentator and Robert Garbutt, Editor of Cycling Weekly, will join current Olympic and World Champion Victoria Pendleton, British Cycling’s President Brian Cookson and Executive Director Peter King as panellists.
British Cycling is currently accepting nominations to the Hall of Fame through its website (INSERT LINK). The panel will consider the nominations and look back at the past five decades of cycling before recommending 50 individuals for induction into the Hall of Fame which will take place at the organisation’s Gala Dinner in February 2010.
The panel will consider individuals from all cycling disciplines and all aspects of the sport, from volunteers to top athletes with the aim to recognise those who have made the biggest contribution to the sport over the past 50 years, whether it is through a sporting achievement, a significant personal contribution or through their role in progressing the sport to a new level.
Brian Cookson, President of British Cycling, says: “We are delighted that top cycling journalists will be joining our panel. 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.”
British Cycling is currently accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame. If you don’t want your cycling hero to miss out, please send your nomination and the reason why the person should be included into the first British Cycling Hall of Fame to firstname.lastname@example.org.
photos Janos Schmidt