Ben Deakin - Winner

Volunteer Awards 2018
Ben Deakin (left) with cycling mentor Nick Doyle receiving Liverpool Sports Forum Award for Active Achiever of the Year 2017
Ben Deakin is 2018's winner in the Outstanding Young Achiever category for Cycling UK's Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Ben Deakin volunteers five days a week with the North Liverpool Cycle Project.

He has delivered regular guided rides for Armed Forces Veterans, female only rides for the local Asian community and co-ordinated rides and cycle maintenance sessions for young people from local deprived neighbourhoods. Ben also fixes bikes at the NLCP’s regular Dr Bike sessions, and has also worked with Merseyside Police to deliver training to young people as part of an eight week bike recycling and MTB project.

He started getting involved with cycling and cycling maintenance to grow in confidence – he has ADHD and ASD so studying in a school full time proved very difficult. Now, Ben has recently received an Active Achiever of the Year award at the Liverpool Sports Forum Sports and Physical Activity Awards.

Cycling UK is very proud to recognise all of Ben's contributions and outstanding volunteer work. 

Cycling UK's Volunteer of the Year Awards are given annually to recognise and celebrate all the incredible work volunteers do in encouraging others to start cycling and keep cycling.