Last year John Rippon was named as RoadCycling’s Unsung Hero of 2017. This year we want to know who is your Unsung Hero of 2017. This is an award to someone who generally goes unrecognised for their efforts to better the sport of cycling in New Zealand.
There are so many people who go into making the sport of cycling what it is in New Zealand. The amazing race directors who deal with all the logistical challenges that go into making an event run, year in year out. Coaches who spend hours tirelessly and selflessly devoting themselves to bettering the riders around them. Parents whose pay packets could be spent elsewhere but instead go into fuel costs, accommodation and race fees for their kids. Bike stores who sponsor in little and large ways to see their local stars and up coming champions further their potential. Friends who stand on the side of the road to simply cheer on the riders who put pedal to the mettle.
We want to celebrate these incredible people, young and old, men and women by awarding the John Rippon Award to one of these Unsung Heroes. But to do this we need your help. So put your nominations below in our comments box or on our Facebook page comments section to nominate your Unsung Hero. We will be sending our 2017 Unsung Hero a special gift pack from the amazing team at Summer Glow and all nominators will go in the draw to win a free entry to the BDO Tour of Northland 2018, hosted by Dynamo Events from the 15th-18th March.
So get nominating and let’s celebrate the Unsung hero in cycling for 2017!