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Cycling instructor rides away with national award

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A Dudley Council cycling instructor has won a national award for her outstanding efforts to train cyclists in the borough.

June Sawyer, who is part of the council’s road safety team, was crowned as Bikeability Instructor of the Year at the ‘Celebration of Bikeability’ awards.

June was recognised for her brilliant work training a wide range of people, including children and adults, and those with additional needs who might find it harder to ride a bike.

The judges praised June’s positive attitude and ‘kind, empathetic manner’ in naming her as the winner of this category, which acknowledges an individual who goes above and beyond to provide outstanding cycle training.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for public realm, said:

I’m delighted to hear June has received this award and I’d like to wish her huge congratulations. She is truly committed to teaching people across the borough to cycle with confidence.
This recognition reflects superbly on the efforts of our road safety team to make Dudley a safe place to cycle. If you’d like to learn how to ride a bike, or gain confidence riding on roads, then June and the rest of our road safety cycle instructors are here to help.

Organised by the Bikeability Trust, who oversee the government’s Bikeability programme, the Celebration of Bikeability Day honours children who have completed their Bikeability courses and the instructors and organisations who support and inspire them.

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