For the second year running, the judges of the London Cycling Awards have given their ‘Best Cycle Facility’ award to a project in Hackney. The award was given jointly to Frampton Park Estate Tenants and Residents Association, Hackney Homes and Hackney Council’s Streetscene department for this year’s rollout of more than 50 individual secure cycle parking lockers on Frampton Park Estate.
As if that wasn’t enough, a second award, for ‘Best Cycling Initiative for Young People or Children’, was won by STA Bikes and Hackney Streetscene for STA’s fantastic Family Cycling Club. The club spent the whole of the summer training non-riding mums, dads and kids from diverse communities into proficient cyclists. A crowd of enthusiastic youngsters attended the award ceremony, which was held at City Hall during the annual general meeting of the London Cycling Campaign, which is currently celebrating its 30th birthday.
Tom Bogdanowicz, LCC Campaigns Manager, said: “Hackney has the highest level of cycling in London, and the outstanding quality of the two winners from the borough shows exactly why.” Couldn’t have put it better. Congratulations to all the winners!