Cardiff Cycle City’s new Cardiff Cycling Awards have got off to a great start with nearly a hundred people nominating for what they love about cycling in Cardiff – and the things they want fixed.
Now all the nominations are in, the final vote starts! These are the shortlists for each of the five categories:
Award 1. Biggest Contribution to improving Cycling in Cardiff
Cardiff Car Free Day
Cllr 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
Newport Road generally!
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
To vote for the awards just go to the Cardiff Cycle City website cardiffcyclecity.org and complete the online ballot, where you will also find more information about the nominees. The poll closes at 12.00 noon on December 12th.
The winners of the awards will receive one of five specially handmade trophies, pictured below. We are very grateful to I Loves the ‘Diff for their support for the awards, particularly the Most Cycle Friendly Business Category.
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.”
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 Wednesday 19th December from 6.00pm. We’re expecting a lot of people and places are strictly limited, so anyone wanting to attend is advised to book early. The free tickets can be applied for here. (on Eventbrite.co.uk: search for Cardiff Cycle City).