12 May 2020
Avanti Cycling, which trains school children in Reading, Wokingham and Oxfordshire, has been awarded the title Bikeability Provider of the Year for 2020.
The Reading-based organisation was given the award by the Bikeability Trust, which oversees the government-sponsored cycle training scheme for schools.
The trust announced the winners of the 2020 National Bikeability Awards in a press release on 12 May.
Bikeability Trust chief executive Paul Robison said the annual awards provided a great opportunity to recognise and reward the achievements made by trainees, schools, local authorities and cycling instructors.
“Every year I am profoundly touched by the amazing tales of commitment, determination and professionalism to teach and learn,” said Mr Robison.
Awards were made for six categories, covering instructors, trainees, schools, teachers and governors as well as local authorities.
Greg Woodford, director of Avanti Cycling, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with this award which reflects the fantastic co-operation we’ve enjoyed with our schools, the good nature of the trainees and of course the dedication and skill of our instructors.”
Several of Avanti Cycling’s partners also earned awards for promoting Bikeability. They include My Journey – which promotes sustainable travel for Wokingham Borough Council; Shinfield St Mary’s Junior School, Wokingham (runner-up most proactive primary school); and Cycling Instructor Ltd (runner-up provider of the year).