Words from LCC:
The Bike Project named Community Cycling Project of the Year
29th June 2015
The Bike Project was named Community Cycling Project of Year at the London Cycling Awards 2015 on 29th June.
At an event attended by the leading figures and organisations of London’s cycling industry, The Bike Project was officially honoured for its community spirit and efforts to bring cycling to a wider audience in the city.
Members of the public selected the project for their outstanding achievements, which are aimed at enabling refugees to access bikes, learn maintenance skills and attend workshops.
Over 15,000 votes were cast online – in categories that included Best Cycling Hangout, Cycling Event of the Year, Community Project of the Year, Youth Project of the Year and the Business by Bike Award – in recognition of the people, organisations and projects that make the wheels of the city turn around.
“The London Cycling Awards celebrate the vitality of all things cycling in London. Our winners are pioneers who have strived to make our streets safer for cycling and to attract new cyclists,” said LCC Chief Executive Ashok Sinha.
“They are businesses that are raising the bottom line through cycling and they are grassroots projects that are using cycling to improve lives, including for some of London’s most disadvantaged people.”
Cycling is a key tool for addressing the many quality of life, transport and environmental challenges London faces.
The ceremony was presented by broadcaster Jeremy Vine in the iconic surrounds of the ICA. “A tin of blue paint does not make a cycle superhighway,” said Jeremy Vine, a seasoned commuter in his introductory words, before going on to declare the feeling of cycling in London as “indescribable.”
– We’re chuffed to bits! –