Doug Dailey honoured for services to cycling

KIRKBY Cycling Club life member Doug Dailey has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of cycling. The former manager of Kirkby Sports Centre, who is originally from Orrell Park but now lives in North Wales, has been at the heart of the hugely successful GB Cycling Team as logistics manager for the past eleven years. Dailey was also national coach for ten years as well as team manager for GB and England at many Olympic and Commonwealth Games events.

The 63-year-old has been a member of Kirkby CC since its formation and before that rode for the Melling Wheelers. He enjoyed a highly successful amateur career over 26 years, and on his 40th birthday he won the Veterans National Road Race Championship.

Doug was twice the British Amateur Road Race champion and represented Great Britain on numerous occasions, including the 1972 Olympic Games, several Milk Races and international events throughout the world. Dailey received the prestigious Merseyside Golden Cycle award in 1969 and 1984.

Ken Matthews in Kirkby CC colours!

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Kirkby CC President Ken Matthews (above) said “I cannot think of a more deserving person to receive this award and the contribution made by Doug to the success of his club is immeasurable.”

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  1. Steve Heyes said

    A well deserved accolade for a staunch supporter of cycling.

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