Published: 17 June 2013
Report: British Cycling
The Queen’s honours list has seen two long serving British cycling volunteers recognised for their services to cycling; Brian Annable receiving the Order of the British Empire while Peter Waghorn has been made a Member of the British Empire.
Brian Annable has been honoured for his key contribution to Scottish cycling, founding the City of Edinburgh Racing Club in 1982. The club went on to be instrumental in the careers of riders such as multiple world and Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, former world and commonwealth team sprint champion Craig Maclean, former junior world sprint champion John Paul and current national sprint champion Callum Skinner.
Now 83 years of age, Annable's involvement in cycling began in Coalville, Leicestershire at the age of 16 when he came to prominence on the track, culminating in his selection for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. After a successful racing career, Annable made his name as a successful organiser and promoter of events in Scotland, notably the Meadowbank track league, the Meadowbank GP, the Edinburgh GP, Scottish Championships and the Peebles Classic. In recognition of his achievements, Annable was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame in 2010.
Track cycling promoter Peter Waghorn also received an MBE for his services to track cycling in Welywn; organiser of the Welwyn Track League and other events, Waghorn is also a key figure at Welwyn Wheelers, the British Cycling Go-Ride club that nurtured multiple world and Olympic champion Laura Trott OBE.