The activities of the Northern Cycling Group of CTC Birmingham District Association have grown and expanded under the leadership and guidance of John Bedford. His list of past achievements is enormous, but he has won this award in particular for his commitment to the role of publicity officer for his District Association.
For a number of years John organised the distribution of recruitment leaflets into doctors' surgeries. Last year he negotiated with North Birmingham Primary Care Trust to place leaflets directly into the waiting rooms of its 27 surgeries.
John is currently trying to develop a Family Section and a faster midweek ride, to complement the 7 rides each week.