Nominate your 2023 Cycling Champions
The public nomination process for the 2023 Cycling Champion of the Year Awards has now closed.
Winners will be announced at the Cycling Scotland annual conference.
The awards recognise the individuals and organisations that have contributed significantly to cycling at a local or national level in the last year.
They are jointly presented by Cycling Scotland, Cycling UK, Scottish Cycling and Sustrans Scotland. A panel representing the four partners will select the winners.
The selection panel will use the quality of the nomination, rather than the quantity to inform its decision.
There are six award categories:
- Visionary Champion of the Year: 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 – supporting environmental, health and social benefits.
- Community Champion of the Year for Sport and Recreation: an individual or group that has made a significant social impact through the delivery of activities or inspiration that have expanded the reach of sport and leisure cycling opportunities to new and hard-to-reach audiences.
- Community Champion of the Year for everyday cycling: an individual or group that has made a significant social impact through the delivery of activities or inspiration that have expanded the reach of everyday cycling opportunities to new and hard-to-reach audiences.
- Young Champion of the Year: a young person (age 24 or below) that has made significant impact on their community through their contribution to cycling policy, programmes or activities.
- Business Champion of the Year: an individual or colleagues who have sustained or enhanced their business through adoption and promotion of cycling activities.
- Cycle Shop Champion of the Year: a cycle retailer in Scotland that is at the heart of a cycling community, selling ‘cycling’ as much as selling bikes and products. The Cycle Shop 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.
In 2022, the Cycling Champion awards were presented to the founder of a social enterprise focused on accessibility and inclusion, a community charity helping people gain new skills through bike repair, and an inspirational young person encouraging more girls to cycle.