British Cycling Hall of Fame Attracts Hundreds of Nominations
Last Chance to Nominate Your Cycling Hero - Nominations Close: 27 November 2009
British Cycling's Hall of Fame has proved extremely popular, with over 250 nominations received over the past few months.
*Update: Please note, nominations for the Hall of Fame have now closed for 2009.
The Hall of Fame Panel will decide which 50 individuals nominated by the public will be recognised for their contribution to cycling over the last five decades. The 50 individuals will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame during the British Cycling Gala Dinner in February, culminating the organisation's 50th anniversary celebrations.
William Fotheringham, Cycling Correspondent at the Guardian, Hugh Porter, long standing BBC Cycling Commentator and Robert Garbutt, Editor of Cycling Weekly, will be joining current Olympic and World Champion Victoria Pendleton, British Cycling's President Brian Cookson and Executive Director Peter King to decide who will receive the honour.
Nominations from all cycling disciplines and aspects of the sport have been received from volunteers and coaches to the sport's top athletes. The panel will recognise those who have made the biggest contribution to the sport, whether it is through a sporting achievement, a significant personal contribution or their role in progressing the sport to a new level.
British Cycling's President, Brian Cookson, said: "The nominations have been flooding in and we are delighted that the Hall of Fame has captured the imagination of the British cycling community.
"Cycling is blessed with so many talented, committed and remarkable people, many of whom deserve a place in the Hall of Fame, so there's no doubt a lively debate will ensue within our panel next week."