British Cycling appoint Bob Howden as Brian Cookson's replacement as president
Last Updated: 11/11/13 4:14pm
Bob Howden had been serving as British Cycling's acting chair (Picture: British Cycling)
Bob Howden has been confirmed as the new president of British Cycling.
Howden stood unopposed to succeed long-time president Brian Cookson, who left the post after being elected as head of the International Cycling Union (UCI).
The announcement was made by British Cycling on Saturday following its annual national council meeting in Crewe.
Howden had been serving as the body's acting chair since Cookson left in September and has been a board member for the past 13 years.
He said: "I am delighted to have been elected as British Cycling's president with a mandate to push on with ensuring that British Cycling is achieving its objectives.
"We will remain true to what has become our tradition: to succeed on the world stage and to inspire people to enjoy riding their bikes more often, be it for sport, recreation or transport."
"Brian Cookson is a tough act to follow - especially when you look at the amazing roll call of successes that British Cycling has enjoyed under his leadership.
"We are certainly riding high and it's now my job to ensure that we build on this. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in."