Adam Thompson

Volunteer of the Year for London: Adam Thompson.

Adam's Hackney Bicycle Workshops have achieved iconic status in the London and wider area, but also he has brought energy and understated flair to cycling by establishing the Hackney Bicycle Film Society in 2010.

Each month a varied programme of shorts/talks and full-length features, delights and attracts visitors from all over. Just putting this together would daunt most.

Only by persistent enquiry do you begin to understand the obstacles he has overcome; landlords, tenants, hardware, software. Each month he tows a long, purpose-built trailer with wooden scaffold, tools, gigantic screen, computer and projector and builds it all up at the first floor venue. Then he has to reverse the process.

And there's never so much as a cross word. 

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