The 2013 Bidlake Memorial Plaque has been awarded to the Isle of Man's Dot Tilbury for bringing hundreds of youngsters into cycling including star professional Mark Cavendish.
The prestigious award has been awarded annually since 1934 in memory of Frederick Thomas Bidlake, the father of time trial sport, by a committee appointed to adjudicate upon the Bidlake Memorial Plaque. The committee is made up of cycling officials, journalists and others with a strong cycling background.
Tilbury is a dominant force when it comes to cycling on the Isle of Man and her efforts have already been recognised having been awarded the MBE, inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame and in 2012 she received the Isle of Man Newspapers Lifetime Excellence Award from the hands of Team Sky professional Peter Kennaugh, one of the Isle of Man youngsters she encouraged to take up cycle sport.
Previous recipients of the Bidlake Memorial Plaque include Reg Harris, Beryl Burton, Tom Simpson, Hugh Porter, Chris Boardman, Graeme Obree, Nicole Cooke, Sir David Brailsford, Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins.
Tilbury's award reads: "Awarded to Dot Tilbury 2013 for outstanding voluntary work over many years in bringing hundreds of young people into the sport of cycling."
2011: Mark Cavendish wins coveted Bidlake Memorial prize
Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access
Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription
Join now for unlimited access
Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.
Quoc Chelsea Boots review - a promising idea, sadly not great either on or off the bike
Like a sofa-bed, the Quoc Chelsea Boots are neither entirely comfortable nor functional
By Myles Warwood • Published
Grangers Performance Wash review - new formulation doubles reproofing washes per bottle
Grangers Performance Wash will revitalise your waterproof kit
By Paul Norman • Published