The leading people, programs and places that support riders across Australia were celebrated at the 2023 Cycling Luminaries Awards Gala Dinner in Parliament House, Canberra on Wednesday, 15th November.

Revolve ReCYCLING has ensured around 5500 bikes have been kept out of landfill, another 1500 bikes have been redeployed to riders including around 500 for free to kids from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Hosted by the Parliamentary Friends of Cycling and featuring the launch of the 2023 Australian Cycling and eScooter Economy Report by Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Stephen Jones MP, the event celebrated the inspirational leaders, outstanding programs and infrastructure from across the country.

Sponsored by Mobility Live and Cyclecover, the winners in the categories of Leadership, Built Environment and Bike Culture and Behaviour Change and were all announced the included the independent judging panel recognising a special achievement Award for Social Impact due to the level of outstanding nominations received.

The Causeway Link Alliance is building Perth’s stunning $100m Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridges that will traverse the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) via Matagarup (Heirisson Island) in two s-shaped curves that represent the movement of the Waugyl (rainbow serpent).

The 2023 Cycling Luminaries Award winners are:

  • Leadership Award – Charlene Bordley (view video here)
  • Bike Culture Award – Open Streets, Bicycle Network (view video here)
  • Built Environment Award – The Causeway Link Alliance, Western Australia (view video here)
  • Special Recognition Award for Social Impact – Revolve Recycling (view video here)

The finalists were selected from nominations from across Australia which can be viewed here.

Charlene from Addventageous made a significant impact on cycling and community development in Western Sydney.

Highlight videos

  • Built Environment Award – Causeway Link Alliance, WA VIDEO (1min50)
  • Bike Culture and Behaviour Change Award – Open Streets VIDEO (3min05)
  • Leadership Award – Charlene Bordley VIDEO (1min28)
  • Special Recognition Award for Social Impact – Revolve ReCYCLING VIDEO (2min55)

Awards key facts

  • The 2023 Australian Cycling Luminaries Awards are organised by We Ride Australia and were first held in 2002.
  • The Awards Dinner was hosted by the Parliamentary Friends of Cycling group which is chaired by Zaneta Mascarenhas MP, the Hon. Andrew Wallace MP and Dr Helen Haines MP.
  • An independent judging panel selected finalists and winners, see them here
  • More information on Awards available at

Bicycle Network’s Open Street’s program is changing the way families view their daily journey to school to reverse the dramatic decline of the last 50 years in walking and riding to school.

Media contact: Peter Bourke 0438 871 271,

Full details of the Awards and an extensive photo gallery will soon be available on the WeRide website. A selection of images of winners and speakers is available on request.