Cycling UK Chief Executive Paul Tuohy steps down
Paul has been a driving force behind a major rebrand of the organisation from the CTC to Cycling UK in 2016 and is credited with transforming the charity into a progressive, fearless campaigner for cyclists’ rights.
The change of name came four years after the organisation became a charity and reflected its wider work inspiring more people to cycle and campaigning to make cycling safer for everyone.
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dan Howard said: “I’d like to thank Paul for his work and leadership over the last five years. During that time Paul has worked to support the modernisation of the organisation, fostered new relationships with Government and supported more people to enjoy the joy of cycling through programmes such Big Bike Revival.
“It’s an exciting time for Cycling UK as we look to deliver our five-year strategy and help get millions more people to cycle. The Board will start their search for the next CEO shortly.”
It’s been a tremendous honour to lead Cycling UK through such exciting times, but time is right to hand over the baton, or water bottle and to make way for someone new to drive forward our ambitious five-year strategy to inspire millions more people to cycle.
Paul said: “It’s been a tremendous honour to lead Cycling UK through such exciting times, but time is right to hand over the baton, or water bottle and to make way for someone new to drive forward our ambitious five-year strategy to inspire millions more people to cycle.”
Paul has broadened the reach of the organisation to appeal to cyclists of all abilities and interests, positioning the charity as a ‘critical friend’ to Government, making the case for more funding and mobilising the cycling movement as a powerful voice.
Under his leadership, the charity has launched a number of hard-hitting and award-winning campaigns, including Trails for Wales, Too Close for Comfort, Teach the Reach and the launch of the Great North Trail, an 800-mile off-road route from the Pennines to the northerly tips of mainland Scotland.
The Board will be shortly appointing an interim CEO while they conduct a search for a permanent replacement.
Notes to editors
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. www.cyclinguk.org
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