This award celebrates and recognises a local hero nominated by someone in their community. We are looking for the person who has made the most impact to their local MTB community.
We ask you to nominate the person in your community, whom you believe contributes more to the local MTB scene than anyone else, without whom things just wouldn't happen. Someone whose absolute passion, dedication and determination makes them stand out from the crowd.
Application forms should be submitted by 4th November. We look forward to reading about your heros.
Here's just some of what was said about Steve's importance in his community:
"For the last 3 years Steve has been inspiring youngsters at our Saturday kids club. He gives up his time week in and week out to take a group of kids riding on the local trails. He has developed them as riders, inspires them and educates them on responsible riding.
Steve understands the importance of trail maintenance and usually has a tool or two in his rucksack, often stopping on rides to clear drainage ditches, fix a broken bit of boardwalk or replace a couple of rocks. His passion for his local trails and enthusiasm rubs off on others and he has worked tirelessly to instill respect of the trails and the work they require into his young riders. He has organized working parties for trail maintenance and is always 1st there and last to leave. He is passionate about keeping the trails natural and in keeping with the local environment. He has spent many hundreds of hours of his own time over the years on the local trails in the area to great benefit of local riders and vistors alike."
Here's a little of Natalie's qualities that has made her so popular in her community:
"Natalie has an incredible passion to get as many people involved with biking as possible, she wants them to love it as much as she does and aims to inspire all ages to have a go!
She started voluntary work for the Highland Skate Parks Association (the charity that run the bike pump track and skate park in inverness) almost 5 years ago and she is now the current chairperson for the association. Through her volunteer work with HSPA she has now established regular and very popular bike camps during the school holidays at the pump track as well as previously running evening indoor sessions at a local community center during the winter, providing kids with fantastic facilities and opportunities to work on their bike skills. Both types of supervised sessions have created chances for local kids to have a go and learn to develop their biking abilities using ramps and the pump track."
Scottish Mountain Biking Local Hero 2016 - Sally Devlin
Scottish Mountain Biking Local Hero 2017 - Barbara Murray and Euan Speirits