Sky Ride named winner of ‘Cycling Advocacy Achievement’ at Bike Biz Awards
Sky Ride – our series of recreational cycling events and local rides from British Cycling and Sky which has succeeded in getting over one million people into riding bikes – was named winner of ‘Cycling Advocacy Achievement’ at last night’s Bike Biz Awards.
Sky Ride beat off stiff competition from the likes of Big Pedal (Sustrans/Bike Hub), Get Britain Cycling report (All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group), and The Times’ Cycling petition.
Reacting to the news, Stewart Kellett, British Cycling’s director of Recreation and Partnerships said:
“It’s fantastic that Sky Ride continues to be recognised for the great work it does to get people riding their bikes. This year alone we have delivered 17 Sky Ride city bike rides giving over 100,000 people the opportunity to enjoy accessible traffic-free cycling in a fun festival atmosphere. There have also been 1,800 Sky Ride Local events delivered in 2013 so far, with our trained workforce of ride leaders now up to the 1,500 mark.
The award is great recognition of everything that we have already achieved and continue to achieve. I would like to thank all the supporting local authorities, participants, ride leaders and volunteers who have worked hard to make Sky Ride activities such a success.”
For more information about how to get into cycling visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/getinvolved