FCCC President Dick Poole has been shortlisted for the Cycling Weekly Local Hero of the Year Award, voting for which has opened today, having been nominated by a member of Chiltern R.C.
Dick is very well known for his legendary achievement in becoming the first man to complete LEJOG in under 48 hours in 1965 but, more importantly to us in FCCC, for his 50 years as a member and for his tireless work behind the scenes in running the club.
What most members probably won’t know is Dick’s contribution to the wider cycling community. He was a founder member and first chairman of the British Triathlon Association and was appointed as the first RTTC coaching secretary, a position he held for 10 years and helped to form what is now the Association of British Cycling Coaches. Even now, in his mid-eighties, Dick continues to coach at the outdoor track at Palmer Park, Reading.
The shortlist was selected by a judging panel consisting of Colin Sturgess (former cycling World Champion), Dani Rowe MBE (Olympic Champion), Brian Cookson (former President of the UCI and British Cycling) and Vern Pitt (Cycling Weekly), with the winner announced on 28 November.
We can’t think of a more deserving candidate for this award and urge you to show your support by voting for Dick on the Cycling Weekly website. Follow this link to add your support and please feel free to share this post.