A third term for long standing president Howden

Howden retains British Cycling presidency

British Cycling has re-elected Bob Howden as its president – his third term at the helm.

Also serving as Chariman, Howden has said he is "more excited than ever about where British Cycling is going," following the annual meet of the federation’s Government on Saturday.

Mr Howden said: "I am honoured and delighted to be given the chance to serve for a third year as president. At the end of my second term, I feel pride for how far we have come – and more excited than ever about where we are going.

“I’m relishing the challenges and opportunities ahead in 2016 – securing a new title sponsor to succeed Sky, making more big strides in our journey to get one million more women cycling by 2020, a home world championships and of course the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

“National Council is a highlight of the year for me – not because I like meetings, but because it’s the moment this wonderful sport, with all its different elements and passions, comes together. Cycling in Britain has never been in better health.

“The delegates to National Council love the sport, have played a big role its successes, and care about building for the future. The whole occasion is energising and puts us on a really positive footing going into 2016.”

UCI president Brian Cookson congratulated Howden at the Crewe meet, telling the gathered crowd "I’d like to pay tribute to president Bob Howden for all the work he has done over many years to develop the sport.”

“I owe particular thanks to British Cycling for all the assistance it provided during my UCI election campaign back in 2013. Your support was, and still is, key to what we are doing at the UCI.”

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