Scottish Cycling are deeply saddened by the passing of Brian Annable on Wednesday.
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. He was instrumental in the careers of some of Great Britain’s most decorated cyclists, from Sir Chris Hoy and Craig Maclean to Callum Skinner and Katie Archibald.In recognition of his achievements, Annable was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame in 2010.
We are tremendously grateful for the enthusiasum and commitment shown by Brain throughout his life. He will be sorely missed by many.
The thoughts of the Scottish Cycling staff, Board, and wider community are with Brian’s friends and family at this difficult time.