Nominations for the 2022 Scottish Cycling Awards are now being taken, with nine awards up for grabs, spanning the full spectrum of our cycling community.
From traditional athlete of the year accolades through to volunteer of the year, we want to recognise the great and good of our cycling community, particularly those unsung heroes who give up hundreds and thousands of volunteering hours to make our sport happen.
Our new look awards ceremony will take place at Hampden Park on Saturday 26th November, with all nine winners presented with their trophies during our formal awards ceremony. Tickets will be on sale during the first week of October.
Whether you’re an athlete, coach, event organiser or volunteer, there should be an award category open to every single member of our community. If you know someone who is deserving, we urge you to nominate them, as without a nomination, they stand no chance of winning.
Award nominations open today (Friday 30th September) and close at midnight on Sunday 23rd October. The following week our awards panels will meet to decide the three nominees who make the shortlist and will be invited along as VIPs to our awards evening. These decisions will then be checked and approved by our ratification panel, ensuring that the worthy winner is crowned on the night.
From 31st October onwards we’ll be announcing our shortlists via our social media channels, so if you want to see someone you know featured, make sure you submit a nomination below.
To all of our worthy nominees – good luck!
Awards and nomination criteria
Female Rider of the Year
To be awarded to a female rider who has enjoyed a standout 12 months at international or national level, be it at senior level or within their age group. The level of achievement, a standout performance and consistency will all be taken into account, as will any additional contributions they have made on or off the bike.
Male Rider of the Year
To be awarded to a male rider who has enjoyed a standout 12 months at international or national level, be it at senior level or within their age group. The level of achievement, a standout performance and consistency will all be taken into account, as will any additional contributions they have made on or off the bike.
Performance Coach of the Year
To be awarded to an individual or coaching team who have contributed to a standout performance(s) of an individual or group of athletes over the past 12 months. As per the athlete of the year awards, the level of achievement, a standout performance and consistency will all be taken into account. In addition, consideration will also be made to the length of time they have spent coaching that individual/team, innovation in their field and/or their continued development.
Community Coach of the Year
To be awarded to an individual or coaching team who have gone above and beyond to ensure the enjoyment and success of the athletes and volunteers they work with. This individual(s) will be an asset to their club/group or team, leading by example in making the environment they work in one that leads to everyone achieving their best, no matter ability or ambition.
Club of the Year
This will be awarded to a club or cycling group who has enjoyed a stellar 12 months, achieving success in one or more areas, such as, but not limited to: Number of active coaches/volunteers, delivery of events, youth development, talent development, participation, community links or racing success. The size of the club relative to the impact it has had will be factored into the judging.
Recreational Cycling Award
This will be awarded to an individual, club or group who has made a large impact in their area over the past year, from getting children or adults on to bikes, to organising events and everything in between. This award will recognise the great work going on in the participation space of our cycling community, with scale, level of collaboration, inclusivity and impact all factored in. Examples of potential nominees would be Breeze or Guided Ride leaders.
Volunteer of the Year
This award will recognise a standout volunteer who has continually gone above and beyond to make our cycling community a better place. Whether it’s a commissaire who makes racing both fun and fair, an event organiser who puts on more races than anyone else, or simply a friendly face who makes your cycling experience a positive one come rain or shine, we want to recognise the unsung heroes in our community.
Event of the Year
This award will showcase a standout event that has taken place in the last 12 months. This event can be big or small, but what matters is that it has significantly added to the Scottish Cycling calendar. From an event atmosphere like no other, to a stunning venue and race circuit, through to something brand new, we want to know the event that you found most memorable.
Breakthrough Rider of the Year – Braveheart trophy
This award will be chosen by our expert panel, as opposed to via nominations. It will be awarded to a rider who has made great strides forward in the past 12 months, achieving success in their chosen discipline(s) and has a bright future in the sport ahead of them.
Key nomination information:
- Nominations must be no longer than 300 words
- All nominations must come via the Scottish Cycling online system, and be submitted between 29th September and 23rd October (nominations close at midnight)
- Individuals must be eligible to represent Scotland or living/working in Scotland during the awards window
- To win a Scottish Cycling award, the event/club/programme must be affiliated to/sanctioned by Scottish or British Cycling.
- If the awards panel aren’t unanimous in their decision, further information, such as additional impact or inspirational behaviour, may be considered as supplementary evidence