The shortlists for Cardiff Cycle City’s new Cardiff Cycling Awards have been announced.
Nearly 100 nominations were received for the five categories, including biggest contribution to improving cycling, school doing the most to encourage cycling to school, worst street/path for potholes, worst junction for cyclists and ‘The I Loves the ‘Diff Award’ for the most cycle friendly business.
The shortlists are:
Award 1: Biggest contribution to improving cycling in Cardiff
Cardiff Car Free Day
Councillor Caro Wild
Award 2: Cardiff school doing most to encourage cycling to school
Ysgol Glan Morfa
Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd
Award 3: Worst street/path for potholes in Cardiff
North Road – end of new path to McDonalds
St Andrew’s Place
Award 4: Worst junction for cyclists in Cardiff
Death Junction in Roath
Award 5: ‘The I Loves the ‘Diff Award’ for the most cycle friendly business
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Plan 2 Ride Cafe
Ride My Bike Cafe
The winners of the awards will receive one of five specially handmade trophies.
A spokesperson for Cardiff Cycle City said: “We are delighted that so many people have already taken part in our awards.
“It shows that interest in cycling in Cardiff is booming. There are clearly some great things happening in our city but also a lot more that needs to be done.
“Potholes are a big problem for cyclists, they can tip riders off their bikes or force them to swerve into traffic, which is why we need motorists to give plenty of room to cyclists when they overtake.
“Junctions can also be a problem, especially when bike riders have to cut across lanes of traffic to get to their destination.
“We’ve shortlisted the problems that most people mentioned to allow people to highlight the most serious issues with their votes.
“We have also passed the full list of problem potholes and junctions raised with us to Cardiff City Council and they have asked for a meeting with us to discuss the issues raised.”
To vote for the awards go to the Cardiff Cycle City website and complete the online ballot.
The poll closes at noon on 12th December and the results of the vote and the award ceremony will take place at the Cardiff Cycle City Xmas Do in Ride My Bike Cafe, Park Place, on 19th December from 6.00pm.
Free tickets can be applied for here.