South London all-ability charity Wheels for Wellbeing won the Community Cycling Project of the Year category of the London Cycling Awards.
The charity received the prize in recognition of its work enabling more than 5,000 people with disabilities to enjoy cycling in the past 12 months. The project has expanded beyond Croydon to cover Lambeth as well, while also playing a cycle campaigning role.
"The standard of awards nominations was outstanding this year,” said chair of judges Clare Neely. “But Wheels for Wellbeing stood out for the exceptional work being done to enable both children and adults with disabilities to enjoy cycling."
The London Cycling Awards are organised by the London Cycling Campaign (LCC).
The suspended towpath at Bow was another notable winner at the Awards, for creating an off-road cycle route from the Thames to Waltham Abbey. Other winners included Cyclehoops and Lambeth Council’s ‘one car = ten bikes’ cycle parking stands for the pavement, and bicycle blogger Danny Williams for his active role campaigning for improvements in the City of London and at Blackfriars Bridge.
Full list of winners:
Best New Cycling Facility (joint winners)
-British Waterways, London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and Partners: (Walk London, TfL, Olympic Delivery Authority, Design for London) Suspended Walkway and Cycle Path beneath Bow Flyover
– London Borough of Lambeth and Cyclehoop Limited: I car space = 10 bicycles on-street cycle parking
Community Cycling Project of the Year Wheels for Wellbeing: Wheels for Wellbeing new projects
Best Workplace Cycling Initiative Transport for London: Barclays Cycle Superhighways Workplace Scheme
Local Campaigner of the Year Danny Williams – Cyclists in the City
London Cycle Event of the Year (joint winners)
-Vanessa Celosse with partners (Wandsworth Cycling Campaign, Battersea Artists, Wandsworth Council) : Battersea Artists’ Trail Bike Tour
-London Borough of Havering: Havering Bikewise event
Best Project for Children or Young people London Borough of Hackney: Hackney Bikers’ Breakfast
The LCC is currently campaigning for improved safety at the Bow Roundabout, following the tragic deaths of two cyclists in three weeks. Find out more here.