BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine to host London Cycling Awards 2014
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:26pm 3 July 2014
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- Tagged with: london cycling awards, Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
We are pleased to announce that the host for this year’s London Cycling Awards is BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine.
The award-winning journalist who was named Speech Broadcaster of the Year by the Radio Academy in 2011 and 2005 has been working for the UK’s treasured broadcasting corporation for over 25 years. His celebrated radio programme airs on the station every weekday between 12-2pm and is renowned for sparking debate amongst guests and listeners. A keen cyclist in the capital, Jeremy has been forthcoming on issues surrounding safety and earlier this year filmed and documented his commute by bike with a helmet camera, highlighting some of the tensions that cyclists in London face on the roads.
On his appearance Jeremy commented: “I am looking forward to being among friends, hearing what’s going on in the world of London cyclists. I have fallen in love with cycling in our capital city, but every day I feel I am taking my life into my hands doing it - and that can’t be right.”
Ashok Sinha, CEO of London Cycling Campaign added: “We’re delighted to have broadcaster and journalist, Jeremy Vine, host the London Cycling Awards. Jeremy’s commentary shows how passionate he is about cycling in London and it will be an honour to have him in attendance.”
The London Cycling Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 16th July at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Separated into two parts, the Consumer Awards reward excellence among brands, events and cycle champions, whilst the Project Awards honour initiatives and individual efforts within the cycling community. The general public are currently voting for winners of the Consumer Awards – vote now at http://bit.ly/1l3LiiA before midnight, Tuesday 8th July; the Project Awards are judged by an independent panel of cycling experts.
London Cycling Awards Supporters
The main sponsors of the London Cycling Awards 2014 are Osbornes Solicitors LLP in association with Cycling Brand of the Year and Bike Blog of the Year.
The Cycling Champion of the Year Award is sponsored by Cycle Surgery. PlantLock and Green Roof Bike Shelters sponsor the Best Small Bike Retailer Award. London Cycling Projects sponsor the Best Large / Online Bike Retailer Award.
In the Project Award categories, the Space for Cycling Award is sponsored by Levenes Solicitors.
Bike parking provided by Cyclehoop.