The Cycling UK Roll of Honour

going the extra mile
Awards for volunteers

Cycling UK's Going the Extra Mile awards scheme acknowledges the incredible contribution made by volunteers to our mission to enable millions more people to cycle

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

Lifetime achievement awards

Certificates of Appreciation are sent to individuals or groups that have completed voluntary tasks with Cycling UK for a certain number of years and have been nominated for recognition:

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

These awards are usually given in person where possible and are accompanied by a personalised thank you card from our chief executive.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

This is a list of the exceptional volunteers for Cycling UK who have been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for their long service and dedication to encouraging more people to cycle over many years, whether as committee members, campaigners or performing other roles. They have gone above and beyond to dedicate their lives to enable others to enjoy the wonderful benefits of cycling. 

Name

Date

Citation

Website

CTC Coventry

Oct-21

For being a Cycling UK member group for a 100 years

Bob Tinley, CTC Coventry

Oct-21

for serving on the committee for over 10 years

Portsmouth CTC

Sep-21

For being a Cycling UK member group for a 100 years

https://www.cyclinguk.org/real-life-stories/meet-group-portsmouth-ctc

Ian Lowcock, Burnley and Pendle CTC

Sep-21

for serving on the committee for over 50 years

David Tinker, Burnley and Pendle CTC

Sep-21

for serving on the committee for over 20 years

Jim Duerden, Burnley and Pendle CTC

Sep-21

for serving on the committee for over 10 years

John Ramsden, Burnley and Pendle CTC

Sep-21

for serving on the committee for over 10 years

Chris Marshall, Burnley and Pendle CTC

Sep-21

for serving on the committee for over 10 years

Harry Taylor, Burnley and Pendle CTC

Sep-21

for serving on the committee for over 10 years

Mike Hutchinson, president and secretary of CTC Lancaster and S. Lakes

Jun-21

for being secretary of CTC Lancaster and S. Lakes for 21 years

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Drew Moyes, committee member, Cycle Ayrshire

May-21

for being a founder member of Cycle Ayrshire in 1987 and a continuous member of the committee for the whole of that 34-year period

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Morris Dowding, Cycling UK Reading

May-21

For pioneering the development of weekly daytime rides and initiating and running the popular Henley Hilly Hundred Audax which has been running now for over twenty years.

Steve Carroll, secretary, Highland CTC member group

Mar-21

for being a founder member and secretary of Highlands Cycling UK group some 25 years ago

Margaret Willmot, local campaigner, Salisbury COGs campaign group

Oct-20

for exceptional service over 25 years to Salisbury COGS

Sue Cherry, staff member, Cycling UK

Feb-20

for service to Cycling UK as a staff member for over 19 years

Mike Thomas, ride leader, CTC Coventry member group

Dec-19

for long-standing enthusiasm and dedication to CTC Coventry

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/certificate-appreciation-mike-thomas

Jeffrey Eaves, volunteer co-ordinator, British Cycle Quest

Dec-19

for retiring as validator of the British Cycle Quest after 15 years

https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/inspiring-volunteers-pat-harrow-jim-br...

Jim Brown, secretary, Cycling UK Stevenage

Nov-19

for long service as secretary of the group

https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/inspiring-volunteers-pat-harrow-jim-br...

Ray Clay, secretary, Leicestershire and Rutland CTC member group

Nov-19

for retiring after 23 years of Service to Leicestershire and Rutland CTC

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/ray-shining-example-dedication-cycling

Pat Harrow, secretary CTC Tayside member group

Oct-19

for long service as secretary of CTC Tayside

https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/inspiring-volunteers-pat-harrow-jim-br...

Chester and N Wales CTC Caer a Gogledd Cymru member group

Sep-19

for the 80th anniversary of the group

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/chester-and-north-wales-ctccaer-gogledd-c...

CTC Grampian member group

Apr-19

for the 30th anniversary of the group

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/ctc-grampian-celebrating-three-decades-cy...

Certificates of Appreciation

Certificates of Appreciation are given to Cycling UK volunteers and groups who have truly Gone the Extra Mile for cycling and cyclists. They may have organised a sportive, co-ordinated a successful local campaign, shown exceptional dedication and commitment over several years, or won one of our annual volunteer awards. In 2020, we awarded Certificates of Appreciation to those who had gone above and beyond by showing Lockdown Love to others through cycling. 

Name

Date

Citation

Website

Chris Smith, Chester & N. Wales CTC

Oct-21

for being secretary of the Wednesday Riders (one of the Chester & North Wales CTC's informal groups) for many years, as well as volunteering for the group in numerous other ways.

John Ferguson, Chester & N. Wales CTC

Oct-21

for being the ride secretary of the Wednesday Riders (one of the Chester & North Wales CTC's informal groups) for many years, as well as volunteering for the group in numerous other ways.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

CTC Cycling Holidays and Tours

Oct-21

for the time and energy that so many volunteers have put into running the company over so many years

Cycling UK's Cycle Advocacy Network local reps and co-ordinators

Jun-21

for Going the Extra Mile as local campaigners

Thank You Certificates

Thank you certificates are sent to anybody who has performed an outstanding role as a volunteer or voluntary group, whether it's raising funds for Cycling UK, participating in a Dr Bike or keeping their group motivated during the pandemic. These unsung heroes fully deserve some recognition from Cycling UK for their efforts. 

Name

Date

Citation

Website

The organisers of the Wild Wales Challenge, particularly Harry Fowler and Dennis Holder and the other volunteers from Cycling UK Merseyside

Oct-21

For their fantastic work on the day of the event looking after everybody, including the extra challenges relating to Covid-19

Vicky Palethorpe, Coventry CTC

Oct-21

For being a wonderful group secretary and making a huge contribution to the Centenary Year

Andy Henderson, Portsmouth CTC

Sep-21

For being a brilliant group secretary, website manager and organiser, as well as ride leader and Dr Bike mechanic

https://www.cyclinguk.org/real-life-stories/meet-group-portsmouth-ctc

Dave Hearn, Coventry CTC

Sep-21

For organising the 100th anniversary of the Meriden Cyclists' Memorial Service

https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/cyclists-killed-conflict-remembered-me...

Mark Clegg, Burnley and Pendle CTC

Sep-21

For being on the committee since 2015

Janice Montgomerie, Cycling UK North Hampshire

Jun-21

For keeping rides organised for her group despite the changing Covid-19 guidance

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Mike Codd, Lancaster and S. Lakes CTC

Jun-21

For being Rides Co-ordinator and keeping limited participation rides going between lockdowns

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Joy Forrow, Portsmouth CTC

Jun-21

For keeping the club going during a difficult first term as president and leading many of the club's rides

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Janet Ironside, CTC Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders

Jun-21

For responding instantly to the latest Government rules on cycling and those of Scottish Cycling to inform the membership of the latest guidelines and devising many routes in the area

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Khalda Begum, Share Calthorpe Community Cycle Club

Jun-21

For being a very committed ride leader and volunteer who particularly encourages women like her to build their confidence, as well as their physical and mental health through cycling

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Tony Price and Jack Brooks, New Roots CCC

Jun-21

For being bike mechanics who have devoted much of their spare time to sorting out bikes for the local community, a vital service, particularly during lockdown

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Morag Prach, Belles on Bikes Cumbernauld

Jun-21

For running the group for seven years

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Onjam Baston, B10 CCC

Jun-21

For being a voluntary ride leader who also leads children's cycle sessions

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Wayne Daniel, Sara Park CCC

Jun-21

For being a ride leader, instructor and mechanic who gives his time, energy and expertise to the group to enable more people to cycle who might otherwise not have the opportunity

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Lowri Evans, Chester & N. Wales CTC

May-21

For dealing with complex Covid regulations across two borders

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...

Janet Gregory, Two Mills CTC

May-21

For dealing with complex Covid regulations across two borders

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/we-thank-our-incredible-volunteers-going-...