National finalists for the Cycling Promotion Fund’s 2017 Cycling Luminaries Awards have been announced following an independent judging process that considered nominations from across Australia in three categories of Leadership, Bike Culture and Behaviour Change, and Built Environment and Urban Design.
The finalists come from seven of the nation’s eight states and territories and were selected from a pool of nearly forty nominations for the three categories. Queensland leads with four finalists.
The outstanding interest and health of women’s cycling is a feature of the 2017 Awards which will be announced in Brisbane at a gala Dinner on 12 May to be presided over by Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety, the Hon Mark Bailey.
Five of the eleven finalists are women or women’s specific events that encourage more women to ride a bike for health, transport and short everyday trips. Three Councils are recognised for significant efforts to make cycling more convenient, safe and enjoyable for their residents, the leader of Australia’s second largest cycling organisation and a successful program engaging youth in remote SA through cycling also make the list of finalists.