British Cycling, the organisation responsible for governing cycling in the UK, has been shortlisted for Sport Governing Body of the Year at the 2012 Sport Industry Awards.

“I’m delighted to hear that British Cycling has been recognised as one of the top performing sports governing bodies,” said British Cycling chief executive Ian Drake.

“The journey we’ve made over the past four years in particular has been monumental, and the past 12 months is no exception.”

“Membership is at an all time high, participation is growing with over 1.7 million people now cycling at least once a week, and we’ve taken important issues right to the heart of government, including championing road safety.



“It’s also been a fantastic year for our elite riders across all disciplines. From Danny Hart’s epic ride to win the World MTB Downhill Championships to our multi-medal success at both the Road World Championships and Para-Cycling Track World Championships, British riders continue to deliver when it matters most.”

British Cycling joins five other sporting organisations on the shortlist.

The Sport Industry Awards take place on Wednesday, May 2 2012, at Battersea Evolution, London.

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