Nominations are now open for Cycling Weekly’s Local Hero 2019.
For our Local Hero Award in association with Freewheel we are looking for an individual who puts their heart and soul in to their local cycling community throughout the year, tirelessly working to; put on events, help, support and encourage others to take part, or just make things happen. We need you to tell us your stories, championing either yourself, or a friend, colleague or teammate, to tell us what it is that makes that person a local hero.
Kellie Parsons, marketing director at Freeweel.co.uk said: “We are very proud to sponsor the local hero award for 2019 and feel that it really resonates with what we do and why we love cycling. Freewheel is all about supporting local bike shops and the people within them that make our industry tick. It’s often these unsung heroes that make the real difference in our sport, which is why we are so happy to support the award and we can’t wait to see who wins it.”
The winner in 2018 was Peter Harrison. Peter started cycling at the age of 15, when he joined the Gosforth Road Club. He raced until his mid-30s but his involvement in the sport didn’t end there. Sitting on regional and national boards, growing his club from a membership of one and working as a technical consultant with the British team, Peter consistently show his dedication to the sport.
Peter said on the night: “My mantra has always been put more back into your sport than you take out. That’s something I will continue to do as long as my body holds out.”
Nominations close on Friday 30th August
Once we close the nominations, our judging panel, will review the entries and select the winner of the 2019 Club of the Year.