A High Wycombe Cycling Club member was awarded one of cycling’s most sought-after accolades, The Ramin Minovi Medal, one of many highlights at Pedal Power 2018.

Senior cycling coach and Association of British Cycling Coaches (ABCC) Fellow,

Gordon Wright, 76, is a longstanding member of the club and former coach to World and Olympic champion Nicole Cooke, multiple National Time Trial champion Stuart Dangerfield and Peter Keen, who he coached as a junior.

The Ramin Minovi Medal is presented each year to commemorate Ramin, known as Ray, and his lifetime of commitment to cycling as an elite racer, and latterly as a coach and long-time editor of The Journal of Cycle Coaching.

Paying tribute, Steve Harrop, chairman of the ABCC, said: “Gordon’s contribution to cycling through his innovative training techniques broke the mould for coaching cyclists, producing both national and world champions. Many of these training methods have become the norm for coaches today, and Gordon continues to push the boundaries of coaching science.

“The award of The Ramin Minovi Medal was our way of recognising Gordon’s quiet but effective contribution to the world of UK cycling and to the coaching community as a whole.”

Gordon, who follows previous winners, such as Michele Verroken, anti-doping expert, Louis Passfield, academic and sports scientist, Mike Burrows, innovative bike designer, and Hunter Allen, power training expert, said: “I am truly honoured and deeply moved to receive this award.”