Cycling Champions of the Year Awards 2020

The ‘Cycling Champions of the Year’ Awards are promoted and presented jointly by Cycling Scotland, Cycling UK, Scottish Cycling and Sustrans Scotland.

The award seeks to recognise the individuals and organisations that have left a lasting impression on cycling in Scotland during the last year, pre covid-19 or during the pandemic. The award winners will be announced during Cycling Scotland’s online event 2020.

Award categories

The Visionary Champion of the Year will be presented to an individual whose vision and contribution has made a significant impact and influence on cycling strategy and development at a local, regional or national level.
Your nominated individual can work within an organisation, workplace, campus, school, community, group or club.

The Delivery Champion of the Year will be presented to an individual who has made a significant social impact through the delivery of cycling projects and activities.
Your nominated individual can work within an organisation, workplace, campus, school, community, group or club.

The Business Champion of the Year will be presented to an individual or colleagues who have sustained or enhanced their business through adoption and promotion of cycling activities.   The champion will have led the business (for example, a supermarket, café, tourist venue) with policy and action to support and promote low-carbon communities and enable staff, customers and visitors to cycle in the community and set a precedent that influences others.

The Cycle Shop Champion of the Year will be presented to a Scottish cycle retailer that is at the heart of a cycling community, selling ‘cycling’ as much as selling bikes and products.  The Cycle Shop Cycling Champion will demonstrate the value of the cycle retail industry to Scottish communities and our collective aim of making cycling accessible to all and reaching new audiences.

Award criteria

  • demonstrated leadership, going above and beyond;
  • played an influential role in the delivery of services, initiatives, campaigns or projects
  • expanded the reach of cycling to more people;
  • been a source of inspiration, innovation and good practice.

The selection panel will use the quality of the nomination, rather than the quantity, to inform its decision.

The nomination process is now closed and shortlisted nominees will be announced at Cycling Scotland’s online event on November 5th.