Going the Extra Mile: how to recognise and thank outstanding volunteers

Do you know someone who has Gone the Extra Mile for cycling? Photo: Adrian Wills

Going the Extra Mile: how to recognise and thank outstanding volunteers

Cycling UK feels that our outstanding volunteers deserve to be appreciated for their effort, energy and enthusiasm for cycling. If you know a cycling volunteer, why not thank them with one of our Going the Extra Mile awards?


'Going the Extra Mile' is our award programme for outstanding volunteers. It consists of:

Thank you letters and certificates

Our editable Thank You certificate (downloadable below) can be personalised with the details of who you are thanking, whether it is a group or individual, and what they have done for cycling. We can also arrange a Letter or Card of Thanks from our chief executive. These can be given to anybody who has performed a voluntary task that has benefited cycling in some way. 

Certificate of Appreciation

These are aimed at anyone who has truly 'Gone the Extra Mile' for cycling - perhaps a long-standing group Secretary or Treasurer, or perhaps somebody who has organised a large event for many years that has enabled lots more people to cycle. You can nominate somebody to receive this award at any time of year - if successful, the nominee will receive a framed certificate, which can be presented at a particular event to mark this very special occasion. They will also receive a thank you card from Cycling UK's chief executive. 

Lifetime Achievement Awards

These are Certificates of Appreciation for individuals or groups that have been completing voluntary tasks with Cycling UK for at least a certain number of years as follows:

  • 10 years - Bronze award
  • 20 years - Silver award
  • 30 years - Gold award

Roll of Honour

Everyone who is awarded a Going the Extra Mile honour will appear on our Roll of Honour.

How to request an award or certificate

To nominate somebody for any of the above awards or certificates, please contact the Volunteering Team


Volunteers' Week 1 to 7 June 

Commemorate, celebrate, thank and recognise the amazing contribution of volunteers in cycling throughout the UK with the national week just for them! Throw a party, bake a cake or come up with your own ideas. Whatever you choose, the volunteer will know they are really appreciated. 

Volunteer Celebration

Our annual Volunteer Celebration recognises the amazing contribution of our volunteers and looks at ways to support them to enable millions more people to cycle. It usually takes place in early October online.

Find out more about becoming a volunteer

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