We’ve teamed up with Carole Nash to search out Britain’s most inspiring biking heroes. The campaign has been incredibly popular and we’ve been inundated with entries. From the bulging inbox, we’ve whittled it down to 20 who we think have all achieved remarkable things.
Now it’s your turn to have a say by voting for the person you think should receive this new accolade. Voting for the is already open on the Carole Nash Facebook page and closes TODAY– October 4, so make sure you act now!
The top ten will go through to the next stage, where you will decide who will make it into the top three. All three, plus the people who nominated them, will attend Motorcycle Live, where the winner will be crowned. Make sure you see next week’s paper for details on the next stage of this epic competition.
Here are the heroes…
Talan Skeels-Piggins Paralysed from the chest down. He set up The Bike Experience in April 2011, a charity that teaches and advises motorcyclists who have been disabled on how to ride again.
John Bryden Raises money for kids with life-shortening illnesses.
Steven Quintus This is the man who set up Blood Bikes, Scotland.
Karen Neil Owner of Zenith Motorcycles who help youngsters get into bikes.
Andrew Richardson Invented RealRider, a crash detection app.
Simon Dufton The man behind the Dambuster charity rides.
Paul Brooks Responsible for setting up North West Blood Bikes.
Chris Ganley This one-armed rider is planning to do the TT and runs his own disabled motorcycling team.
Martin Dickson Founder of Ride to the Wall, which raises money to remember fallen servicemen.
Hugh Cleary Hugh has kept many trails open to motorcyclists.
Brendan Allen Big-mile fundraiser for children’s charities.
Tom Eastick 83-year-old has ridden in 18 charity missions to Romania.
Mark Howman The driving force behind Gauntlet Auto Project which gets youngsters into bikes and teaches them about maintenance.
Louis Morrison Helps a young lad with severe disabilities by introducing him to bikes.
Jane Henderson Moped-rider Jane buzzes about looking after the sick and elderly.
Andy Maddison Organises a charity ride to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.
Steve Todd Has raised more than £10k for the Essex Air Ambulance.
Tom Carson Works with Soldiers off the Street which helps homless ex-services personel find homes.
Lois Pryce Her worldly travels have made her an inspiration for women riders.
Chrisy Thomson Has led rideouts to visit young children with autism, supported victims of the Manchester terrorism attack and raised over £1000 for Midlands Air Ambulance.