Bill Owen recognised for Services to Event Organisation

Bill Owen recognised for Services to Event Organisation

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British Cycling recognised the achievements across the cycling community throughout 2015 at the annual awards dinner on Saturday 13 February in Birmingham.

Bill Owen, organiser of the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling, was awarded the Brian Cossavella Trophy for Services to Event Organisation for the second time. Bill received the award from Bob Howden, President of British Cycling for his many years of commitment to organising cycling events in Wales, including the now prestigious Abergavenny Festival of Cycling.

The Festival highlights include the Grand Prix of Wales and two rounds of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series in Chepstow and Abergavenny, as well as an array of fringe events for the whole community. The Iron Mountain Sportif offers a choice of four routes for the whole family to enjoy cycling in Monmouthsire.

Anne Adams-King, Chief Executive Officer at Welsh Cycling congratulated Bill on his award: "Once again, I congratulate Bill on receiving the Brian Cossavella Trophy, a well deserved honour. 

On behalf of Welsh Cycling, and all cycling fans in Wales I also thank Bill for his many years of service and dedication to the cycling community in Wales. He has brought the biggest cycling events to Wales including the National Road and Time Trial Championships and ensured that both Abergavenny and Chepstow are highlights in the Elite Road and Circuit Series.

The Festival itself attracts thousands of people to Monmouthshire each year, from elite cyclists to young riders taking part in Go-Ride activities, inspiring more people to ride their bikes."

Find out more about the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling.