King's Services Honoured by the Queen
Posted: 13th June 2009
Following on from the recent Investiture Ceremony which saw seven members of British Cycling receive their Honours at Buckingham Palace, British Cycling's Executive Director Peter King has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, whilst fellow British Cycling member and former National Manager of the Paralympic Team Tony Yorke received an OBE.
Peter King served British Cycling as the CEO for 12 years, positioning the organisation as one of the most successful governing bodies in the UK. Tony Yorke held many successful posts with British Cycling since 1979 and helped bring Paralympic Cycling governance into the UCI.
Speaking of the recent announcement, Peter King commented: "It is a humbling experience to find myself following in the footsteps of so many great athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers who have been honoured similarly in previous years. It was my privilege to lead British Cycling for 12 years and work with the hundreds of volunteers across the country who make our sport happen every day of every week and create opportunities for our athletes to rise to stardom.
At British Cycling I was fortunate to build a terrific team of loyal, dedicated and professional staff. I had constant support of successive committed and knowledgeable Board members, led by the hardest working President in British sport. I was also able to call on the energy and enthusiasm of thousands of volunteer officials and club coaches all over the country, all of whom have contributed to the re-incarnation of the sport of cycling in the UK. To all of these wonderful people I dedicate this honour."
Both Peter and Tony will collect their Honours at a later date.
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