Cycling Champions of the Year Award 2021

The awards are promoted and presented jointly by Cycling Scotland, Cycling UK, Scottish Cycling and Sustrans Scotland.

The nomination process for Scotland’s national cycling awards, the ‘Cycling Champion of the Year’ Awards has begun.

We are seeking nominations to recognise the individuals and organisations that have left a lasting impression on cycling in Scotland during the last year.

A panel representing each partner organisation will select the winners, with the winners announced at Cycling Scotland’s annual Conference on 4 November 2021.

The nominating process closes on 1 August.

There are four award categories:

The Visionary Champion of the Year will be presented to an individual whose vision and contribution has made a significant impact 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 Cycling Business Champion of the Year will be presented to an individual or colleagues who have sustained or developed their business through adoption and promotion of cycling activities.   The business (for example, a supermarket, café, tourist venue) will have led the way with policy and action to support and promote low-carbon neighbourhoods 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.

The same individual/business can be nominated in more than one category, and there are no limits to the number of nominations that a person can make.

The judging panel reviews nominations based on quality and supporting evidence, rather than the number of nominations received.