Gordon Seabright, CTC Chief Executive, announced the winners of the National and Regional Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards at the CTC Annual Dinner and Prizegiving on 11 May 2013 at Gisborough Hall Hotel.
The trophies and certificates were presented by Christian Wolmar, a journalist, author, railway historian and recently appointed CTC Ambassador.
The evening was hosted by CTC Teesside and many CTC members and guests travelled to Guisborough to help celebrate the Awards presentation evening. We were honoured to be joined by The Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland, Denise Bunn and David Shields from ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’.
Over 25 members took the opportunity to join in the first ‘Networking’ session that was organised during the morning and positive feedback was received from the round table discussions. The AGM followed with some interesting and lively debates. All motions and resolutions were passed.
‘Cheerful, friendly and efficient’ - that is how Lowri Evans is described by those that nominated her. Her character is a great advantage in the management of all the events that she organises, and in the other duties that she has undertaken.
Chris Oliver took over as Chair of CTC Scotland in January 2012 and members say he has brought ‘new life’ into the organisation.
Sue Blaylock has strived for eight years to make cycling available to everyone in the Manchester area, regardless of age, background or disability. She is a founder of Wythenshawe Wheelers, an inclusive cycling club where disabled people come first.
Stevenage and North Herts CTC organised more than 200 bike rides in 2012.
Aston Hill Mountain Bike Club was nominated for the Best Voluntary Group Achievement of 2012 after ‘Surface to Air’, the downhill mountain bike trail was built by volunteers from the club.
Dan and Luke rebuilt the Stevenage and North Herts CTC website. They also act as “mission control” for the group’s major events, which can attract over 500 entries.
Peter Williams is the Right to Ride Representative for the Cheshire and North West Group. He has become deeply involved in major projects, where his enthusiasm and attention to detail ensure that cyclists and their rights are always brought to the fore.
Alan has been an active member of Huddersfield and District CTC for four years. After joining he showed interest in all activities and soon became a Committee Member. He plays an active part giving valuable input from a younger person’s perspective.
Emitremmus Desrever has been getting people on their bikes for eighteen years. It now attracts over 500 entries and a lot of favourable publicity.
The Healthy Rides co-ordinated by Bruce Lynn has developed the self confidence of those who lacked the courage to cycle on London streets.
John Metcalf set up and now chairs CycleHerts which brings together CTC groups, campaign groups and other cyclists’ organisations from throughout Hertfordshire. It also involves local authority officers and elected members.