British Cycling Local Cycling Heroes shortlist announced
By Sam Dansie | Friday, August 9, 2013 10.30am
Double world champion Becky James said volunteers helped her develop a cycling career Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images
From volunteers organising social rides to a racer who proves a major organ transplant need not stand in the stand in the way of riding, British Cycling have released a shortlist of inspiring Local Cycling Heroes – and you can vote for your favourite.
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The list of 24 unsung stars, who have devoted time and energy to helping get others on bikes, was announced today. The candidates – picked from almost 100 entries and split into eight regional categories – are highlighted on British Cycling’s Sky Ride website.
Track star Becky James, current world champion in the keirin and sprint, said: “Volunteers are essential to cycling in this country; without them we wouldn’t have a sport and we certainly wouldn’t have Olympic and world champions. I know how much volunteers have helped my career, so it’s great to see so many people being recognised for giving up their time for cycling.”
You can vote for your Local Cycling Hero before the closing date of 30 August.
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