History of Racing in Britain

VeloUK is proud to have on the website a lot of historic content from Jim Hendry MBE.

Jim was a former professional rider between 1966 and 1969 who as well as coaching riders during his time in the sport, was appointed Director of Racing in 1979 and provided British Cycling with almost 30 years of professional service. Having been the CEO for ten years from 1987, and then most recently the General Secretary, Jim was a talented amateur road rider and represented his country on several occasions.

Jim, now retired, was made an MBE for his services to cycling in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007. At the time of Jim’s MBE, then CEO, Peter King said “Jim’s contribution to the sport as an official spans a period of massive change and indeed sometimes turmoil. Throughout that period however, Jim’s integrity and commonsense approach shone through and he has become a unique figure in our sport. Without doubt, British Cycling would not be the organisation it has become today without the contribution and commitment of Jim Hendry,” he added.

Please note this work is the copyright of Jim Hendry’s who has given special permission for VeloUK to use it for the benefit of those who love the sport as much as Jim and the rest of us do. VeloUK thanks Jim for his support.

Included in the archives so far from Jim are results of National Series winners over the years with a lot more to come. To browse these, go to the History menu item above and click on the National Road Race Series item on the drop down menu.

National Road Race Series Archive Link: Click here to view a list of the archives for the National Series in Britain

Anyone who can help Jim fill any gaps in the tables, can email him by clicking here