Obituary: Vern McClelland

Obituary: Vern McClelland


Everybody at British Cycling was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Vern McClelland, who sadly passed away on Friday at the age of 70.

Vern was a well-known and respected figure in the sport for many decades, working as a Commissaire and Judge on events ranging from local track meetings to UCI world championships and the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Such was his passion for the sport, Vern was also a dedicated tutor of officials, event organiser, and President of the Sussex Cycle Racing League.

More importantly however, Vern will be remembered for his warmth, his kindness and his wonderful company. He’s been an integral thread in the fabric of our sport for so many years, and he will be missed sorely by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

The thoughts of everybody at British Cycling are with Vern’s wife Andrea, his children Rebecca, Sean, Kathryn and Neil, his wider family and his many friends across our sport.