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2015 Finalists for Cycling Champion of the Year

Mike Davies, Team Leader Cycling Projects, Cambridgeshire County Council

Mike Davies is the officer in charge of delivering cycling projects at Cambridgeshire County Council. The Cambridge area has the highest level of cycling in the UK, with 29% of working residents cycling to work. We at Cambridge Cycling Campaign, a local voluntary group with over 1,100 members, wish to nominate Mike for the hard work that he, and the team he leads, have put in over the last year to bring two game-changing schemes to fruition. The past year has seen the approval of two major segregated cycleway schemes, currently being built, which represent a significant step change from current provision. Mike has led the cycling team in planning and delivering these schemes.

WINNER: Councillor Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader, Waltham Forest Council 

Councillor Loakes has been a key driver in revolutionising cycling in Waltham Forest and creating cycle friendly communities. His achievements have included the success of the Cycle Action Plan 2012, the public realm improvements in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Project 2013 where the Council invested over £10m to regenerate the borough, these initiatives which have gone on to spark the Mini-Holland bid and its subsequent triumph. This £27 million programme aims to transform cycling infrastructure across the borough and encourage people to take to two wheels. In order to complement these works, the Council have hosted numerous ‘car-free’ days in Leytonstone and ‘Le Tour de Waltham Forest’, a day of organised cycle rides around the borough to suit all levels of ability, both of which have been spearheaded by Clyde and have been highly successful events. Not only has he promoted these events, he is a keen cyclist and has regularly taken part in them, proving that he is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

Danny Kennedy, Minister for Regional Development, Department for Regional Development NI

Danny Kennedy has brought a new enthusiasm and determination to develop cycling as a mode of transport in Northern Ireland, since his appointment as Minister for Regional Development in 2011.  Frequently portrayed in the Northern Ireland media as the ‘cycling minister’ due to his commitment to transform Northern Ireland into a visibly vibrant cycling society, he has moved the promotion of cycling to the top of his own political agenda. He is not just a Government Minister who has a soft spot for cycling – he is a proud cyclist. By his own admission he is ‘a person who has learned to really appreciate the simple pleasure and easiness of a bicycle trip’.  Against a backdrop of increasing obesity and inactive lifestyles, an over-reliance on the private car, high levels of congestion and a hostile urban environment throughout Northern Ireland, Minister Kennedy took decisive steps.  In 2012 he provided funding to develop four active travel demonstration projects: a bike share scheme in Belfast; 10 – 13km of rejuvenated cycleways in Craigavon; a cycling bridge in Strabane and 3km of new traffic free greenways in Derry/ Londonderry.

Peter Soulsby, Leicester City Mayor, Leicester City Council

Leicester Cycle City Action Plan sets out our strategic aims, priority areas for investment and our approaches to key challenges and targets as part of the Connecting Leicester Vision. The City Mayor formally adopted the plan and objectives in May 20 and work is already underway to achieve them. The stated aim of Leicester's elected City Mayor is to address 'council vandalism' and a legacy of the urban motorway plans form the 1960's and to build a cycling and people-friendly city.  


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