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Cycle Sisters Wins Community Impact Award At London Sport Awards

Muslim women accepting award on stage
Cycle Sisters Wins Community Impact Award

Members of the Cycle Sisters team attended an awards ceremony at Guildhall for London Sport’s annual Sport Awards. 

The awards, which are supported by the City of London Corporation, aim to recognise the work of grassroots sport projects whose efforts have a positive impact on individuals and the wider community. 

Cycle Sisters was nominated for a Community Impact Award, in association with Nuffield Health, which “shines a spotlight on grassroots physical activity and sport clubs or community organisations delivering great service and benefits to its users and/or the wider community.”

There were over 400 nominations this year across ten different awards categories. 

The team waited patiently for the winner of the Community Impact Award to be announced and jumped for joy when they heard the result.

“Cycle Sisters began in 2016 with just four women, myself, a friend and my sisters-in-law, wanting to cycle without having to compromise our cultural or religious values. I never would have imagined at the time that this simple idea would grow into what it is today - an organisation with over 90 amazing volunteer Ride Leaders leading rides for women in 10 boroughs across London. 

“It makes me so proud to know that what started out as my own desire to cycle has now had a positive impact on the lives of so many women, from their confidence to their physical and mental wellbeing. 

“We are dedicating this award to the women who make Cycle Sisters what it is - the volunteer Ride Leaders.” Sarah Javaid, Cycle Sisters Founder. 

“Having been part of Cycle Sisters for four years, and a Ride Leader now for three, I was so incredibly proud when I heard that we had won the award, as you might be able to tell from my reaction in the announcement video!

“Being a volunteer myself, I know that all of the volunteers across London dedicate not only time but passion to the rides that they lead every week. Seeing the positive impact it has on our communities really makes it all worth it.” Samra Said, Volunteer Ride Leader and Cycle Sisters Chair. 

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to London Sport and Nuffield Health for recognising the impact that our work has in the community. 

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