Welsh Cycling is pleased to have been awarded the Sunday Mirror Trophy for membership growth at the British Cycling National Council.
The trophy is awarded to the region or home nation with the largest percentage of growth in membership over the last twelve months. The last time Welsh Cycling won the award was in 2004.
Welsh Cycling Chief Executive Officer Anne Adams-King collected the trophy on behalf of Welsh Cycling and its members in Crewe.
Anne Adams-King said: “I am pleased to collect this award on behalf of all our British Cycling members in Wales, who continue to enjoy and support cycling throughout the year.
British Cycling membership is an important target for Welsh Cycling, as it demonstrates the continued strength and growth of the sport in Wales. Members are enjoying cycling as sport to achieve their own personal goals, but also now as a recreational activity with their family and friends.
I wish to thank all our members for their support in 2015, and look forward to an even better 2016.”
In addition, Bob Howden was re-elected as president of British Cycling, who also serves as chairman. Tony Barry and Richard Kennedy were also re-elected to the British Cycling board.
National Council approved British Cycling’s accounts and annual report, and upheld reforms of the youth competition structure across all disciplines, introduced by the Board under their revision of technical regulations.
National Council requested that the Board review the engagement of British Cycling members who are not members of clubs in the organisation’s governance structure. The Gold Badge of Honour was awarded to Tom Greep of North West Region.