About the Cycle Planning Awards Judges

Philip Darnton Martin Key Roger Geffen

Phillip Darnton OBE

Chair - The Cycle Planning Awards

Phillip spent 30 years with Unilever plc in senior marketing, general management and global strategy roles. He joined the board of Reckitt and Colman as Director for Global Marketing in 1996. Between 2000 and 2003 he was the Managing Director and Chairman of Raleigh UK. Phillip joined the National Cycling Strategy Board in 2001; this Board advised the Minister for Transport on policies and actions to increase trips by bike in the UK. In June 2004 Phillip was appointed Chairman of the NCSB. In 2005 Phillip became Chairman of Cycling England, an independent expert body set up by the Secretary of State for Transport; he continued in this role until Cycling England's abolition in March 2011. He was awarded an OBE for his services to cycling in the New Year's Honours List of 2010. A former President of the Bicycle Association, Phillip is now the Executive Director.

Martin Key

Campaigns Manager, British cycling

Responsible for campaigning activity and achieving support for action at a national and local Government level to achieve the desired changes to legislation and the cycling environment

Roger Geffen MBE

Campaigns Director, Cycling UK

Originally from a cycle campaigning background, Roger Geffen has gained experience of working both in the local authority and consultancy sectors, before returning to cycle campaigning work at CTC, the UK's national cycling charity.

His first involvement in cycling was as a volunteer campaigner with the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) in the late 1980’s.  He went on to take active roles in various transport and environment groups including the UK's anti-road movement of the early 1990’s.  With the shift in national transport policy in the mid-1990’s, he took a masters in Transport at the University of London and began working for Oxfordshire County Council, drafting its Walking and Cycling Strategies and a large part of its Local Transport Plan.  After a spell working with consultants Steer Davies Gleave spent working on various walking, cycling, public transport and policy analysis projects, he joined CTC as Campaigns & Policy Manager (now Director) in 2002.

Rachel Aldred Brian Deegan Will Haynes

Rachel Aldred

Senior Lecturer, Westminster University

Dr. Rachel Aldred is a Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster and leads the Westminster MSc in Transport Planning and Management. Much of her research focuses on cycling and she has carried out research projects funded by organisations including the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Commissioned research has included work for British Cycling, the World Health Organisation and Transport for London. Rachel has published widely on cycling, in journals including Transport Reviews, Journal of Transport Geography, and Sociology. Current research includes work on cycling and diversity, infrastructure design for child cycling and cycling near misses. Her personal website is www.rachelaldred.org

Brian Deegan

Principal Technical Planner, Transport for London

Brian is currently revising the London Cycling Design Standards as well as supporting the Cycling Vision Delivery. He was Project Development Manager for the London Cycle Network and is a pioneer of light segregation.

"Brian is the Wayne Rooney of Cycling" - Andrew Gilligan, London Cycling Commissioner


Head of Built Environment, Sustrans 

Will is a chartered civil engineer with over 18 years’ experience of the design and construction of infrastructure projects, many of which have been major highway schemes.  More recently his focus has moved towards cycling infrastructure joining Sustrans in 2013 as part of and now leading  the built environment team.  In this nationwide role Will has gained a broad understanding of cycling infrastructure development across the UK.  His role involves undertaking design work, providing technical advice and guidance, delivering training both internally and externally and facilitating knowledge sharing across the organisation.

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Sharon Goodsell

Head of Cycling & Walking Policy, Department for Transport

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