In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: ‘I like round numbers:’ Roche pinpoints desired career end point; Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards: Young Cyclist Assistance recipients announced; CyclingTips podcast, Episode 25: Risk vs reward: What drives amateur bike racers to risk life and limb?; Impey, Moolman-Pasio win South African TT titles; No culture of fear at British Cycling according to former coach; Chairman of British Cycling steps down; Tour de France stage winner Serge Baguet dies at 47; Bardet ready to start racing; Route change for Tour de Langkawi; Motorist charged with killing two cyclists routinely drove while drinking; Study claims psychological problems for people who post fitness achievements on social media; Hydrographics on a bike frame; Abu Dhabi Tour teaser video.
Your Friday Daily News Digest
With the inaugural Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards done and dusted, we are proud to say we raised just under AU$6,000. All the money has been donated to help cure oesophageal cancer via Tour de Cure, to an education fund for Lucas (Mark and Leeanne’s son), and to help two young cyclists by providing AU$1,000 financial assistance.
We received many incredible stories of passion, determination, sacrifice, and commitment from cyclists across multiple continents, representing young cyclists globally. It was a difficult decision — all of the nominees, in their own way, were deserving of the AU$1,000.
CyclingTips founder Wade Wallace, Rob Arnold from Ride Media, and Leeanne Gatien (Mark’s wife) were honoured to select the two young cyclists. This year Ruby Livingstone (New Zealand) and Louis Stibbard (Australia) were selected to each receive AU$1,000 to help them in their pursuit of a cycling career.
Congratulations to all our nominees and in particular to Ruby and Louis. We hope this help will really make a difference to you. For those that missed out, we’ll have the same opportunity available with the 2017 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards, so look out for that later this year.
Click through to read more about the winners.