London Cycling Awards: Local campaigner of the year

There's a special poignancy to this Award in 2011 after the sad and untimely death this year of one of London's great campaigners for cycling, Barry Mason.

Barry (pictured above) was a previous winner of this Award, and is very much missed. 

WINNER
Danny Williams, City Cyclists

Danny has attracted London-wide attention with his Cyclists in the City blog, which has been a consistent thorn in the side of decision-makers who won't do enough to promote cycling in London.

Danny pays particular attention to developments in the City, where he works, and he campaigned to improve its Local Implementation Plan and to highlight the need for change at the Blackfriars junction.

He recently became the official local group co-ordinator for City Cyclists, LCC's group in the City.

 

RUNNER-UP
Charlie Holland, Lambeth Cyclists

Charlie Holland is both blogger and an LCC local group campaigner. He led the team lobbying ceaselessly, and with success, to successfully overturn a ban on cycling along Lambeth’s section of the Thames Path.

He's also taken up blogging, and his Kennington People on Bikes blog is essential reading.

 

RUNNER-UP
Geraldine Matthews, Tower Hamlets

Gerry, as she is known to the Tower Hamlets Wheelers, is described as “persistent, methodical and ruthless” in her campaigning.

She also helps with the all-abilities cycling group, activities with Bengali women, and other important local cycling events.