Letter from the editor
At the Cycling Weekly awards last December we crowned Peter Harrison as our 2018 Local Hero. Peter has spent his life in cycling, carrying out more roles, both volunteer and paid, than I could list here. He was a deserved winner and having Sir Bradley Wiggins present the award — Wiggins had won Harrison’s Belmont Trophy race in the past — seemed the perfect way to recognise his work.
Now, in association with Freewheel.co.uk, we’re looking for the 2019 Local Hero to crown at this year’s awards night in November.
While Peter Harrison set a high bar, there are lots of other deserving people out there, and they don’t have to have organised international races to be recognised.
So what are we looking for? Pure and simply, it’s the people who make a real difference to the world of cycling in their area. The people who dedicate their time and efforts for local clubs, events or riders. It could be an organiser, an administrator, a coach or just someone who helps get people out on their bikes. If they make a difference, they qualify.
And remember, it’s not the number of nominations that’s important, so if your club has a candidate, get together and tell us all the reasons why they should be crowned CW’s Local Hero.
To enter follow this link and nominate yourself or your hero po.st/cwlocalhero
Cycling Weekly magazine editor
In this week’s mag:
Pocket guide 2019 Tour de France race guide
News Thomas’ Tour prep stutters as Bernal wins
News Young Brits reign at baby Giro
News Madison-Genesis races its final season
Feature The history of the Yellow Jersey
Feature Confessions of a Grand Tour debutant
Tech Adam Yates got a new bike for the Tour
Tech Bike test: Kinesis RTD
Tech Grouptest: The coolest glasses money can buy
Fitness How to train for the world’s toughest race
Fitness A week in training with Christoph Strasser
Cycling Weekly magazine June 27 2019 issue, on sale from Thursday priced £3.25