The Cycling Oscars!

The Willesden CC members picked up a number of awards at the prestigious British Cycling Awards earlier this month. The awards dinner was held at the Reebok Stadium near Bolton. Guests included UCI President Pat McQuaid and during the night nearly 100 awards were presented to cyclists and volunteers from around Britain.

Steve and Julie May were presented with the Volunteer Recognition Award. Ray Kelly writes
Steve and Julie May are both involved as Club Coaches at Hillingdon Slipstreamers, whilst also involved with Willesden Cycling Club. They initially joined with their two sons helping out at the Saturday morning Go-Ride sessions at Hillingdon Circuit, Minet Park, Hayes. Their daughter is still an active Slipstreamers member.
Steve often manages the coaching sessions in Brian Wright’s absence and takes responsibility for the older youth riders when sessions top 80, as they often do these days.Both Steve and Julie are mainstays of Prime Coaching, Steve being in the role of Chair until very recently. They both organise and coach at the adult focussed Prime Coaching sessions, including those on Calshot track.In addition, Steve takes the role of Road Race Secretary for Slipstreamers, so liaises with British Cycling in that capacity. They often manage youth teams at races, including at Sutton & Guildford Town Centre events.
Julie plays a very important role in co-ordinating the catering for many training sessions at races, meetings and other events including young riders at the New Year’s Day Parade in London. She also plays a key role as Treasurer for Slipstreamers. Without this formidable, but highly approachable couple, the fundamental elements of club life just wouldn’t run so smoothly and efficiently.”

Sean Bannister also picked up an award for his Derny Rider services for Victoria Pendleton. Page through the pictures on the BC web site to see Sean receiving his award.

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