Our Volunteer of the Year award winners have been announced!

Volunteers are vital to enabling many more people to enjoy the wonderful gift of cycling
Handworth Beat the Street's women's ride
Handworth Beat the Street's women's ride

Our Volunteer of the Year award winners have been announced!

Thanks to the support of volunteers up and down the UK, we’re helping thousands more people to fall in love with cycling, feel the health benefits and experience positive changes to their lifestyle. We want to say thank you to the amazing volunteers who make this happen!

At Cycling UK, we are grateful to our volunteers for all the time, energy and support they give to cycling all year round, whether it's fundraising, campaigning, organising or encouraging other people to cycle.  Each year, we ask for nominations for our Volunteer of the Year Awards, so we can recognise and celebrate shining examples of people who make a real difference. This year, we announced the winners and runners-up at our Big Bike Celebration in Harrogate on Saturday 6 October. 

Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018

Our volunteers are at the heart of Cycling UK, helping us to get one million people cycling and keep cycling as well as contributing millions of volunteer hours in support of our work. Whether that's running well over 13,000 led rides, supporting and promoting our campaign actions, marshaling and running Dr Bike support at major events, or helping people to overcome personal barriers to cycling, we recognise many of our charity's successes are because of our volunteers. 

The 2018 nominations were open until Monday 3 September 2018 and the entries are just being assessed, with the winners being selected by Cycling UK's Board of Trustees. They were celebrated at our annual get together, the Big Bike Celebration, on Saturday 6 October. This year's categories are:

Category Name Description
Outstanding Young Achiever An impressive individual who has benefited from or contributed to cycling, below the age of 25.
Outstanding Campaigning Group A group that relentlessly champions their cause or who have achieved a notable success in the last 12 months.
Outstanding Campaigning Individual An individual with a clear passion for their cause or who has succeeded with a particular campaign in the last 12 months.
Best Cycling Event A one-off event, celebration or ride which achieved outstanding attendance, impact and/or engagement.
Best Cycling Programme An exemplary regular activity, session or group that supports more or new people to experience cycling.
Exceptional Individual Contribution to a cycling programme An impressive individual who is a shining example of commitment and support within a cycling programme (as defined in Best Cycling Programme)
Best Cycling Group An exemplary club or group that creates opportunity for people to enjoy cycling all year round.
Exceptional Individual Contribution to a cycling group An impressive individual who is a shining example of commitment and support within a cycling group (as defined in Best Cycling Group)
Best Community Project An exemplary club or voluntary group that makes an impact in their community through cycling-related activity (such as bike maintenance, recycling, training)
Exceptional Individual Contribution to a community project An impressive individual who is a shining example of commitment and support within a community project (as defined in Best Community Project)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificates of Merit and Commendation

These certificates are awarded throughout the year to individuals who have performed outstanding work and deserve recognition for their services to the cycling community. Certificates of Merit are awarded to members of Cycling UK while a Certificate of Commendation can be given to a non-member such as a cycling cafe or bike shop that provides incredible services to cyclists. They can be applied for by contacting Sue Cherry with a short outline of who you would like to be recognised and what they have done to merit such an award and a 'citation' - this is the wording that will appear on the final certificate, which is sent out for presentation locally by the group or individual who has sent in the nomination at, for example, an AGM or summer party.

Letters and Certificates of Thanks

How do you say thanks to somebody who's devoted time and energy, perhaps over many years, to helping run a local cycling group or putting on events such as the Dartmoor Devil, which was organised by Kevin Presland for an amazing 25 years? Or maybe they have made and served all the refreshments at a particular sportive, or worked as a marshal out on the course. Whatever their duties, we can arrange a Letter of Thanks for the individual from our Chief Executive, or perhaps even a personal phone call from him for particularly outstanding voluntary work. We also have a customisable Cycling UK Certificate of Thanks you can download and print yourself with the required details and perhaps put into a frame for presentation to the recipient at a convenient moment, such as an AGM or club night.

To arrange a Letter of Thanks signed by our CEO, please contact our Volunteering Team, saying who the person is and why they deserve some appreciation.

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