We're very excited to announce the details of our 2014 Campaigner Awards, celebrating the achievements and activities of our wonderful local groups and activists over the past year. LCC members and Local Groups are encouraged to submit nominations to our panel before Thursday 2nd October. The winners will be announced at our AGM on Saturday 11th October.
We have four main Award Categories to reflect the range of fantastic work our Local Groups and activists do:
- Best Ride Leader
- Best Local Group Ride or Event
- Best Local Group Campaign or Initiative
- Outstanding Contribution to Local Cycling Campaigning by an LCC member
Our expert Judging panel consists of:
- Ann Kenrick, Chair of the LCC Board
- Tom Bogdanowicz, Senior Policy Officer, LCC
- Lucy Pearce, Head of Activism Impact Team, Friends of the Earth
- Robbie Gillett; Space for Cycling Campaigner, CTC
Best Ride Leader
To recognise the LCC member who has gone the extra mile to lead or deliver rides in your area in the past 12 months. This could be someone who has led a particularly interesting or popular ride; someone who has a talent for encouraging new people or diverse groups to get on their bikes; or someone who works hard to deliver regular rides on behalf of your group.
Best Local Group Ride or Event
To recognise a single ride or event organised by a Local Group in the past 12 months that has been especially creative, innovative or excelled as a campaign action or cycle promotion activity. This could be an event hosted as part of the Space for Cycling campaign; an event or ride with a particularly high attendance or some great press coverage; or an event which had a particularly successful outcome.
Best Local Group Campaign or Initiative
To recognise a creative or successful local group activity or campaign from the past 12 months. This could be a project or activity which benefited the local group or cycling community; a campaign which resulted in a succesful outcome or local improvement, such as change in road design or installation of bike parking; or perhaps an activity or campaign which has significantly strengthened the local group or brought in new members for example a newsletter or website.
Outstanding Contribution to Local Cycle Campaigning
To celebrate an individual LCC member who has shown innovation, creativity or endurance in campaigning for cycling improvements in their area. This is someone whose particular individual efforts, either as a group coordinator or tireless campaigner have resulted in a positive outcome for cycling in their borough.