Linskill Riders volunteer wins national award with Cycling UK

Kim & Toby in front of lots of bikesKim Suleman, a volunteer with local cycling group Linskill Riders, is celebrating receiving Cycling UK’s Most Inspiring Individual award for her work leading rides and supporting new members of the group.

Linskill Riders is a community cycling club based at the Linskill Centre in North Shields which runs led rides as well as skills and confidence sessions, all aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of people taking part.

Kim received thanks at an event organised by Cycling UK’s volunteering team on Wednesday 19 July at the Cycle Hub in Newcastle, alongside Hexham-based Cycling Minds, which won the Most Inspiring Group or Club award. Cycling Minds provides guided e-bike rides and training to young people to improve their mental and physical health and boost their employability.

Lucy Fenwick from Linskill Riders said:

“Kim deserved the award as she is a very inspiring and motivated volunteer, who works hard in her role as a group leader. Despite only starting to cycle two years ago, and having to live with spinal injuries, she qualified as a ride leader last year and now helps organise rides as well as leading them. She goes out of her way to support new members, has a great sense of humour and plays a big part in keeping the group together.”

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