This award is made by the CTA to the member who, in the opinion of the membership, has contributed the most to cycle touring and the CTA throughout the year. Nominations are based upon four criteria :- Tour Achievement, Leadership, Club Support and Innovation (see below for further details and the nomination form).
Latest Winner – 2018
|Tour Achievement:||The person may have realised a personal goal to cycle tour (perhaps across Australia or overseas) and involved the CTA by organising and leading it as a CTA tour. The achievement of a personal challenge on its own is not as important as meeting that challenge and assisting other members in that goal.|
|Leadership:||The person demonstrated an outstanding display of leadership, which provided direction to the CTA during the current, or previous year. This may have been a drive towards more touring, or social endeavors, or cycle education, or a membership drive, etc. Generally this would relate to CTA Presidents, but this is by no means a necessary condition.|
|Club Support:||The person has consistently been there for the Club over a number of years. This award would be in recognition of their services in a Committee role, Ride Leader role, Ride Organiser role, Tour Leader role, and Public Relations/Social role over the current and/or previous years.|
|Innovation:||The person may have introduced a radical change in thinking for the club membership in general, or altered the customary thinking of the role or proposed direction of the CTA. Innovative ideas may have been the introduction of club uniform, or major improvements to newsletters or ride descriptions. The introduction of an Achievement/Challenge series, progressive dinners, evening social rides or other ideas which galvanise and focus the general club membership.|
Voting for the award takes place at the Club’s AGM. If a member feels no nominee has suitably demonstrated the qualities required for this award, they may vote “No Award”. If the number of “No Award” votes exceed the total number of member nomination votes, then no award is made that year.
CTA Cycle Tourist of the Year 2019 Nomination Form (MS-Word) or (PDF)
|2015||Connie Van den Ende|
|2008||Allan Duff & Deb Palacios|
|2002||Marion Affleck & Terry Bailey|
|1978||Nicole Harrison (now Gentz)|