Gear change as West Lothian Clarion member Nick Rennie lands top cycling role
West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club member Nick Rennie has been appointed as Scottish Cycling’s new chief executive officer.
Nick, who enjoys both road and mountain biking, joins from Scottish Curling, where he is head of development, responsible for the sport’s strategic leadership and development, working to meet the needs of members and key stakeholders and to grow the sport in traditional and new audiences.
He has also successfully led a number of major policy and modernisation projects.
Nick said: “I am very excited to be joining such a progressive organisation and I am looking forward to working with the board, staff and cycling community to build on the strong foundations already in place, as we develop a nation of cyclists.
“A key focus will be to capitalise on the increased interest and numbers of people cycling in Scotland over the past year as a result of the pandemic, and working closely with the range of partner organisations in this area, to ensure everyone has the opportunity to ride a bike and realise their full potential.
“Also with the 2023 Cycling World Championships on the horizon, I want to ensure we maximise the organisation’s profile and grasp the opportunities to move the sport to the next level, when Scotland hosts the biggest-ever global cycling event in just over two years’ time.
“As a passionate club cyclist, this is my dream job. It will be a privilege to work in the sport and I am really looking forward to getting started.”
Prior to joining Scottish Curling, Nick spent 12 years at Scottish Rugby in a number of senior management positions, including as head of club services.
He also previously worked at Sportscotland and the Scottish Institute of Sport in a number of roles.
Martin Cooke, chairperson of Scottish Cycling said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick as our new CEO after a thorough recruitment process.
“His drive and ambition shone through from the start, and is backed up by his wide-ranging background in sport and his love for cycling in particular."
Nick will take up his new position on May 24.