17 October 2018
SIR BRADLEY WIGGINS TO HONOUR GRASS ROOTS VOLUNTEERS AT
THE CYCLING WEEKLY AWARDS 2018
Cycling Weekly will be celebrating the best of British cycling at its inaugural awards ceremony in central London this December. Sir Bradley Wiggins will attend the ceremony to recognise the essential work of local volunteers who drive the sport at grass roots level, and will present the Local Hero award.
Ten awards will be presented on the night, recognising the best riders and achievements of 2018 - from Grand Tour winners to the rising stars of the cycling scene - and outstanding fundraising efforts.
The winner of the Local Hero award, in association with Freewheel, will be decided by public vote. All nominees were put forward by the readers of Cycling Weekly and have been whittled down by the awards judging panel to a shortlist of four finalists.
Wiggins said: "The dedication and commitment of coaches and organisers up and down the country at grass-roots level is the beating heart of cycling.
“I still remember the guys at Herne Hill when I started racing. They were there week in week out and gave people like me our first taste of proper racing, so I’m looking forward to presenting the Local Hero award.”
The four finalists for the Local Hero award are:
Glyn Durrant - Surrey Cycle Racing League Peter Harrison - The Cyclone Festival Celia Tennant - Clydesdale Colts Cycling Club Debbie Wharton - Maindy Flyers
Voting opens tomorrow, Thursday 18 October on www.cyclingweekly.com/awards and closes on Thursday 1 November.
Commenting on the event itself Wiggins said: "It’s been a great year for British riders, making history by winning all three Grand Tours. The awards will be a good night to honour the successes of this year.”
Sean Igoe, Cycling Weekly’s head of market, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have confirmation of Sir Bradley’s attendance, arguably one of the biggest names in road cycling history. We are extremely excited and cannot wait for the night, it promises to be a great one.”
The Cycling Weekly Awards 2018 is an exclusive event with a limited number of tables available.
Notes to editors
The Cycling Weekly Awards will be held at 8 Northumberland Place in Central London on Wednesday, 12 December.
A table for ten guests costs £2,500, with single tickets available for £250 + vat.
The ten award categories are:
Male Rider of the Year Female Rider of the Year International Rider of the Year Rising Star Award Domestic Rider of the Year Outstanding Achievement Best Charitable Initiative Club of the Year Lifetime Achievement Local Hero
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