Nominations are open for the 2018 Welsh Cycling Awards

Nominations are open for the 2018 Welsh Cycling Awards

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Cycling clubs and members are invited to nominate their cycling champions who will be awarded at the dinner on Saturday 20 October at Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff.

Nominations are now open in all categories, with volunteers recognised for their commitment and contribution to the sport of cycling alongside Wales’ elite cyclists.

There will be eight awards on offer, including Lifetime Contribution to Cycling in Wales to recognise individuals who have made a significant impact on cycling in Wales.

Anne Adams-King, Chief Executive at Welsh Cycling said: "We are thrilled to be be hosting the Awards Dinner this year.

"2018 has been another extremely successful year for Welsh Cycling; and particularly an extra special one, as the year of the Commonwealth Games"

21 riders represented Team Wales across Track, Sprint and Mountain Bike at Gold Coast; bringing home six medals; including a medal in both the men and women's road race for the first time in history for Wales.

The evening will not only honour the wonderful work of our volunteers within the sport, but will mark a celebration of the athletes who's represented Wales at Gold Coast 2018 in April.

Anne Adams-King added: "We encourage all of our clubs and members to join us in our celebrations; and we hope to see them there."

*Nominations will be shortlisted with winners decided by an independent panel.

*The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on Saturday 20 October.

*Tickets for the event will be live for sale in August.

2018 Welsh Cycling Awards Categories:

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers are the life blood of cycle sport, and we want to recognise the work of those who devote their time to supporting and developing cycling in Wales. From commissaires to race organisers, ride leaders to CSAS marshals, those who have positively shown dedication and commitment to supporting cycling in Wales will be thanked for their support. 

Club of the Year

This award will recognise clubs affiliated to Welsh Cycling that have made exceptional efforts to develop their club activities and positively promote cycling in their local communities. This could include organising events, developing volunteers and providing opportunities for all, working towards or achieving the Insport Ribbon Award.

Go Ride Club of the Year

Go Ride Club of the Year will recognise the work of Go Ride registered clubs in Wales. Go Ride clubs are youth focused and demonstrate best practice working with young people. They are based within their local communities and provide opportunities for young people to coach whilst supporting volunteers. Nominate your club!

Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year will recognise the outstanding contribution of a coach who has helped develop cyclists in their club environment. They will be a member of a Welsh Cycling club, and helped to develop riders of varying abilities to achieve their own personal goals.

Club Cyclist of the Year

Welsh Cycling clubs are invited to submit their Club Cyclist of the Year. The overall Welsh Cycling Club Cyclist of the Year will be revealed on the night. The award will recognise a cyclist who is a member of a Welsh Cycling affiliated club who gives back to the cycling community as much as they get out of it. Nominees must be over 18 years of age.

Colin Thornton Award for Junior Performance

The Colin Thornton Award for Junior Performance will recognise the achievements of a Welsh junior cyclist. They will have shown commitment, progression and success in their cycling career so far, and show great promise for the future.

Elite Performance of the Year

This award will recognise an elite Welsh cyclist who, as part of a team or as an individual, has continued to achieve on the international stage throughout the year. Riders will be recognised across all six disciplines; road, track, mountain bike, bmx, cycle speedway and cyclo-cross. Nominees must be over 18 years of age.

Lifetime Contribution to Cycling in Wales

The Lifetime Contribution to Cycling in Wales award will be awarded to an individual who has made a long term commitment to cycling in Wales as a volunteer, coach, cyclist or as a valued contributor to cycle sport in Wales.

Make Your Nomination

Please read the terms and conditions here.

All nominations must be received by 6:00pm on Monday 6 August 2018.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the awards, please contact ruth.adams@welshcycling.co.uk