Cycle Sheffield’s first awards to honour bike lovers

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Cycling campaigners, writers and group volunteers in

Sheffield have been nominated for a new set of awards.

Cycle Sheffield hosts its first awards on December 15 to recognise those who go the extra mile to raise the profile of the sport.Nominees include cycling campaigners LukeDesforges, who has worked on parking problems, and Emma Metcalfe, who has been involved with the Space for Cycling campaign.

Businesses Langsett Cycles and social enterprise ReCycle Bikes are in the running for their expertise and efforts to get more people on two wheels.

Among those nominated in the social media category is Star reporter Ellen Beardmore who wrote a blog on 100 days of cycling before the Tour de France came to Sheffield,

Also in the category is Mick Nott’s blog about the sentencing of Emma Egan over the death of city cyclist Eric Codling.

The Star and Sheffield Telegraph are nominated for their ‘positive balanced coverage’ of cycling in the city and their Tour de France reports.