Going the Extra Mile: Volunteer Awards 2019

Cycling UK's dedicated army of tireless volunteers change and improve people's lives by enabling them to take part in cycling activities. They enable us all to enjoy better and more cycling, whether it is by putting on events and rides, campaigning for better facilities or even making the teas and coffees - they are the unsung heroes of the cycling world. They don't perform these tasks for anything more than the pleasure of knowing they are making a difference but we believe they deserve to have a spotlight shone on them and their impact to inspire and encourage more people to volunteer - which is why launched Going the Extra Mile: our Volunteer Awards 2019.

Cycling UK's Volunteer Awards 2019 - nominations now closed

Who do you know who Goes the Extra Mile for Cycling UK? Cycling UK's Volunteer Award nominations opened on  Thursday 14 February - henceforth known as Voluntine's Day! - and closed on Monday 8 April. The final shortlist will be announced in the week starting Monday 15 April.

Successful nominees and their guests will then be invited to attend our Volunteer Celebration in London on Saturday 15 June, where the winners will be presented with their 'Going the Extra Mile' trophies by our special guest speaker Guinness World Record holder Jenny Graham.

All nominees will also be awarded a Certificate of Appreciation or a Thank You Certificate for their efforts in enabling millions more people to cycle. 



Volunteers of the Year 2018

In 2018, the finalists were selected from the hundreds of nominations we received and the winners in each of the ten categories were announced on Saturday 6 October at our Big Bike Celebration in Harrogate, where Cycling UK was founded 140 years ago. Read on to find out more about the volunteers' incredible work on behalf of everybody who loves cycling.


Best Community Project Resurrection Bikes, Harrogate

Exceptional Individual, Community ProjectPeter Jeans, Surrey

Best Cycling EventDiss Cyclathon, Norfolk

Outstanding Young AchieverBen Deakin, Liverpool

Outstanding Campaigning Group Portsmouth Cycle Forum, Hampshire

Outstanding Campaigning Individual -  Dr Katie Walker, Scotland

Best Cycling Programme -  Experience Community, West Yorkshire

Exceptional Individual, Cycling Programme - Individual who chose to remain anonymous 

Best Cycling GroupBalsall Heath CCC, Birmingham

Exceptional Individual, Cycling GroupChris Harris, Tuesday Evening Cyclists, Wirral

The 2018 shortlist

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