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Pedal power – ATOC National Cycle-Rail Awards now open


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Pedal power – ATOC National Cycle-Rail Awards now open
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2015-02-16 2013-14 Rail Industry Financials (ORR, 2015)


date
29 May 2015
source Rail Delivery Group
type Press release



Rail users and organisations are invited to nominate cycle-friendly initiatives that help train travellers take advantage of pedal power.

ATOC’s annual National Cycle Rail Awards, sponsored by Cyclepods, showcases the best examples of projects and people that make it easier for passengers to take their bikes to the station or on trains.

This year, the organisers are asking the public to nominate the Staff Member of the Year, recognising the front line rail staff that assist and support cycle-rail users on their journeys. Budding photographers could also win one of two Garmin VIRB Elite cameras for the best photographs of cycle-rail travel.

The awards, now in their 11th year, recognise outstanding and innovative schemes, groups and individuals that have improved or encouraged more combined cycle and rail travel, such as better bike facilities or excellent customer service.

The rail industry has more than doubled the number of cycle spaces at rail stations in the last five years from 25,000 to more than 61,000, and that number is set to rise to 75,000 by 2017.

In March this year the Department for Transport announced that a further £14.5 million had been granted to improve cycle facilities at railway stations. This will build upon the great work that has already been done and help to make further significant improvements to cycle-rail facilities across the country in the coming years.

Conrad Haigh, Head of Integrated Transport at ATOC, said:

“Cycle-rail journeys are growing in popularity and the rail industry wants to make it as easy as possible for passengers to make more of them. Improvements are underway at hundreds of stations across the country, making cycling an option for many more people.”

“Our awards celebrate the people who are making this possible, recognising the hard work going into providing better facilities and benefits for cyclists.”

Find out more about the event and how to make a nomination for an award.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 4 September 2015.

You can follow news about the awards and rail-cycle schemes, and post your photos, on Facebook and Twitter @cyclerailawards.

Queries can be sent to cycle-railawards@atoc.org.

Last year’s winners include: East Midlands Trains for Sheffield Cycle Hub which received the Station of the Year award; and Northern Rail for Tour de France which received the Operator of the Year Award. Download the 2014 winners brochure.

ENDS

Notes to editors

The National Cycle-Rail Awards categories are:

1. Customer Service
2. Partnership Working and Local Government schemes
3. Innovation
4. Cycling Champion
5. Door-to-Door Journeys (including Station Travel Plans)
6. London Cycle Parking
7. Cycle Security Award
8. Station of the Year
9. Operator of the Year
10. Cycle-Rail Photography (the best two photographs that capture a cycle-rail journey will win a Garmin VIRB Elite camera)
11. Staff Member of the Year (nominated by public and non-rail organisations only)

Cyclepods is the Headline Sponsor of this year’s awards. Cyclepods design and manufacture stylish, space-saving and innovative bike storage and cyclist friendly facilities for everyday use. Its solutions are specifically designed to save 50% less space than conventional stands whilst preventing overcrowding and damage to bikes and ensuring maximum security.


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