British Cycling President nomination

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Following Brian Cookson’s successful campaign to become UCI President, British Cycling goes into its National Council on 9 November with one nomination to replace him as President of British Cycling.

Bob Howden has been nominated by the Yorkshire, South and Central Regions, as well as the Board of British Cycling.

Bob said: “I am both delighted and humbled to have been nominated for the election of British Cycling President.

“It’s a tough act to follow someone with the stature of Brian Cookson, who I have worked closely with as his Vice Chairman for many years, but I believe, and I’m sure Brian would agree, that the best is yet to come from British Cycling.”

For the lead up to National Council Bob has taken over as the Acting Chair of British Cycling, a position appointed by the Board. In the short term he will also continue as Chair of the Regional Commission, the commissaire and Referees Commission and the Anti-Doping Commission, he will however retire as a member of the Federation’s Audit Commission.

Bob raced for 24 years and was a former junior division road champion, going on to represent his division, West Yorkshire, at senior level. He is Chair of the Yorkshire Region and was the founder and Chair of the Yorkshire Festival of Cycling.

An event organiser for 35 years, his palmares includes the National Men’s and Women’s Elite Road Race Championships in 2005, 2008 and 2012 and the annual Ryedale Grand Prix Premier Calendar road race between those years.

Throughout this period he has been an active commissaire at national level and a regular presence as Chief Judge on major domestic road events.

Away from cycling Bob, is the owner and managing director of a construction related group of companies that includes Grass Concrete Limited the developer and worldwide distributor of the Grasscrete paving system.