After 14 years as Chief Executive of CTC, Kevin Mayne will be leaving the organisation to become Director of Development for the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), which represents cyclists' interests in Europe.
CTC President and Channel 4 Newscaster Jon Snow said: “Kevin has rounded many hairpin bends and gone many extra miles for and with CTC. He has helped build us into what we are. We wish him well, but shall miss him very much.”
Kevin Mayne said: “This has been a very difficult decision. CTC is an organisation made up of amazing people who share my passion for cycling and I am proud of all we have achieved together. My thanks go to our members and partners who have made it possible. Now I have a really exciting opportunity to take my experience at CTC and use it to help cycling organisations all over grow their influence.”
Chair of CTC Council David Cox added: “This is a great personal achievement for Kevin and recognition of the way CTC’s work for cycling in the UK is respected by our international partners. I am delighted to see Kevin’s career develop in this way and naturally wish him every success for the future. There will be many further opportunities to celebrate and congratulate Kevin in the coming months but I want to put on record my thanks for all he has done for CTC and cycling.
“Kevin’s leadership has enabled CTC to reach out, inspire and help many people to cycle, whatever kind of cyclist they are. We now have our largest ever membership of nearly 70,000 and growing numbers of volunteers organising rides and looking after all cyclists’ interests across the UK"
Kevin will remain in post until the spring to ensure a smooth handover to a successor. CTC will commence recruitment shortly; an advertisement will be posted on www.ctc.org.uk/vacancies  and in other media.
David Cox continued: “Kevin will be a hard act to follow but we are confident that CTC can attract another visionary leader who will continue the development of our organisation and its charitable objectives in the coming years. CTC Council is committed to CTC’s role as the leading organisation supporting all cyclists in the UK, creating a healthier, cleaner world and sharing the sense of freedom and fun that cycling brings.”
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CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cyclist they are or would like to be. Over 100 years of experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport. It also helps create a healthier, cleaner world, makes people feel good and gives them a sense of freedom and fun. At CTC,
• we provide expert, practical help and advice
• we support individuals and communities
• we protect cyclists’ interests
• we campaign to remove anything that stops people cycling
• we help people develop the confidence and skills to cycle and
• we promote the benefits of cycling to individuals and society
European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), representing approximately 65 organisations in almost 40 countries, views cycling as integral to tackling the negative social, health and environmental impacts arising from current dominant transportation patterns. As well as advocating for better cycling policies at the EU level, ECF has a range of international programmes. It also organises the annual international cycling planning conference: Velo-city.
Kevin Mayne has been Chief Executive of CTC, the national cycling charity, since 1998. Under Kevin's direction, CTC has grown membership to its highest ever levels, secured millions of pounds of funding for cycling and launched several strategic initiatives such as its national review of cycle training which led to the creation of the National Standards and Bikeability, Bike Club, Cycling Champions and CTC Workplace Challenges.