London Cycling Award winners

Children from the Hackney Family Cycle Clubs at the London Cycling Awards 2008
Children from the Hackney Family Cycle Club at the London Cycling Awards 2008

The best innovative new cycling schemes won London Cycling Awards presented at the 2008 LCC AGM at City Hall.

Among the winners were: a family cycling club project that brought together ethnic and religious groups in Hackney; recycled bikes for refugees in Kingston; and a hospital cycle scheme in Newham.

Other winners included safe cycle lockers on an estate in Hackney and model cycle parking unit at Shadwell DLR station.

This year, a special LCC 30th birthday award was presented to London Assembly Member Jenny Jones for services to cycling.

For a full list of winners and nominees, follow the link on the right.

Best Cycling Initiative For Young People or Children
STA Bikes Family Cycle Club: This Saturday morning cycling club for kids is run by a small not-for-profit organisation based at Sir Thomas Abney primary school, Hackney. They spent all summer turning non-riding mums, dads and kids from all sections of the community into proficient cyclists.

Best Community Cycling Initiative
Kingston Council and Police: Recycling Bikes Back into the Community. New homes with local refugees for the huge stock of bikes successfully recovered from thieves.

Best Workplace Cycling Initiative
Newham University Hospital Trust ‘Well At Work’: A model large-workplace scheme providing subsidised bike purchase, safe storage, cycle lessons, pool bikes, showers, route information, maintenance. GlaxoSmith Kline and WiZZ BiKES were Highly Commended in this category for their cycle centre.
Best Cycle Facility
The joint winners were a secure parking scheme at a tough Hackney estate (Frampton Park), so residents don’t have lug bikes upstairs or leave them out to get stolen; and a textbook-design parking shed at Shadwell station, showing the standard of parking that DLR has committed to installing at all its stations.

LCC 30th Birthday Award
London Assembly Member Jenny Jones (Green Party) was presented with a special award for ‘Lifetime Services to Cycling’ in recognition of her tireless campaigning for cycling in London. Her many achievements include working with LCC to rescue the cycling budget when it was under threat in 2001, pushing for more cycle training across London, and promoting Greenways for cycling and walking.