Cycle-Rail Awards 2016 - sponsors and supporters


Cyclepods are all about bikes and cyclists. Our total focus is on helping cyclists feel more confident that their bikes are being held securely, and safely, in locations which fit with their travel and commuting plans. We specialise in Secured by Design rated products, state-of-the art Cycle Hubs, shelters and space-saving cycle storage solutions.
Our Dutch two-tier bike parking system, the Easylift, is one of the most efficient and user-friendly designs on the market and we have now installed over 8,000 Easylift spaces across the UK Rail Network.
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Virgin Trains logo
Travel with Virgin Trains and you'll arrive refreshed, relaxed and ready for anything. With almost 20 years experience in the rail industry, we know our stuff and are always working to make things even better for you. As a proud sponsor of the Cycle Rail Awards 2015, if your trip starts on two wheels we've got you covered. We're building brand new Bike Hubs at some of our stations to keep your ride and joy safe. So, whatever your destination, jump on your bike or straight onto our trains and you'll be bound for glory.
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East Midlands Trains logo
East Midlands Trains is a long-distance UK train operator. EMT serve passengers travelling to and from London, from South Yorkshire, through the East Midlands, visiting the East of England or the North. Based in Derby, East Midlands Trains was formed on 11 November 2007, when the license to run the franchise for seven years came into operation.
Due to a successful renegotiation in 2015, the franchise was extended and will now expire in 2018. EMT will continue to deliver the excellent customer service focusing on the whole customer experience.
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Abellio is the international passenger transport subsidiary of the Dutch national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen. Every day our people provide rail, bus and tram services to 1.7m customers across the UK, Germany and in the Netherlands.

In the UK we operate buses through Abellio London & Surrey, as well as ScotRail and Abellio Greater Anglia train services, and Merseyrail in a joint venture with Serco.

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The new Great Western Railway (GWR) franchise heralds a return of the historic and iconic branding in the south and west of England. GWR runs more than 9,000 services every week, calling at 277 stations. Its trains cover 70 million miles, carrying 90 million people every year to London, Bristol and Portsmouth, South Wales, the West Country, Cotswolds and Southern England.
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Every fortnight, Passenger Transport brings you unrivalled coverage of your sector. Frequent and dependable, just like all the best bus, rail and tram services. A regular departure on the route to news, comment and analysis - a vital link for professionals and decision-makers.

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The All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) promotes cycling, both inside and outside the House, with the aim of getting more people using bikes for all activities from everyday journeys to recreation.

Read more on the APPCG Twitter page


The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) represents train companies to the government, regulatory bodies, the media and other opinion formers on transport policy issues.

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British Cycling

British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling as recognised by the UCI – the international federation for the sport.

British Cycling works across all levels and six disciplines of the sport, providing the support to all, from people riding their bikes for the first time, as well as being home to the hugely successful Great Britain Cycling Team.

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The Bicycle Association

The Bicycle Association of Great Britain (BAGB) is the national body representing the bicycle industry in the United Kingdom. Members include manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers of cycles, parts and accessories, and some major national retailers.

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Cycling UK

Cycling UK, formerly CTC, the national cycling charity has 67,000 members and has been working to inspire people to cycle and keep cycling for more than a century. It campaigns to protect and promote cycling with the motivation to create a healthier, cleaner world for today and for the future.

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Greentraveller is a media agency that runs digital marketing campaigns on sustainable transport and tourism and produces consumer-facing products, including visitor guides and videos, and runs social media trips for the press. It also manages the award-winning consumer-facing website, which promotes green tourism businesses and holidays run by specialist tour operators that can be reached by train.

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Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. It is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys made every day.

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