Tickets have now gone on sale for the Welsh Cycling Awards for Saturday 20 October at Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff
With nominations from across a wide spectrum of cycling categories here in Wales the evening will celebrate the success of both our world beating athletes whilst also recognising the selfless work undertaken by our army of volunteers at grass roots level.
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 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 and of course the achievements of Geraint this summer.
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."
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.