Awards recognise London grassroots cycling successes
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:00am 9 December 2010
- Posted in: News and blogs, Bromley, Hackney, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Merton, Tower Hamlets, Westminster
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- Boroughs: Bromley, Hackney, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Merton, Tower Hamlets, Westminster
photo Kingston Voluntary Action receive special recognition in the community cycling category
Since 2007 Transport for London’s Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFfL) has been supporting a range of local groups, grassroots organisations and schools to encourage more people to start cycling.
On Monday 6th December, TfL together with LCC presented the most successful CCFfL projects with an award at City Hall in recognition of their achievements.
The awards were presented by Ben Plowden, TfL’s Director of Better Routes and Places who commented:
"The excellent work delivered by CCFfL projects is an important part of raising the profile of cycling in London, and contributing to the Mayor’s Cycling Revolution."
"It was a pleasure to be present to recognise the commitment and achievements of the project staff and participants."
Ashok Sinha, CEO of the London Cycling Campaign, says:
"We are very proud of the achievements of the community groups we have supported and believe community engagement is essential in making cycling part of everyday life."
The recipients of a certificate of special commendation are:
- Schools: Ursuline High School in Merton and Shacklewell Primary School in Hackney.
- Youth projects: Kyu-Yo-Bu-Shin in Westminster and Oasis Children's Venture in Lambeth.
- Community cycling initiatives: Bromley Bike Blast, Ocean Somali Community Association in Tower Hamlets and Kingston Voluntary Action.
In 2010, grants of £5,000 and £10,000 enabled 47 groups across London to provide cycle training, bike maintenance workshops and to organise bike-related events. Projects in need of extra support were match-funded by the Big Lottery.