Nominations for the 18th Cycling Luminaries Awards opened today to celebrate the people, the places and the programs that get people riding bikes.

Covid has highlighted the value of bicycles and riding to so many Australians, and the national awards, celebrate the investment and leadership to support all riders.

The Cycling Luminaries Awards have been widely recognised and valued across Australia since 2002. Past winners have come from as far away as remote Kimberley and Gulf communities as well as our major towns and cities.

The awards were not held during Covid, so this year is a unique chance to celebrate three years of achievements.

Mr Peter Bourke, from We Ride Australia said “the Cycling Luminaries Awards shine the spotlight on the people, places and programs that are getting more people riding across the nation.

“The Awards have been recognising the incredible diversity of cycling programs and achievements since 2002 and we know there are many more stories to be told.

“So if you are aware of a person, group or project making a big difference for people riding a bike anywhere in the country, nominate them now for an award!”

Previous winners include a program for pupils on Goulburn Island, 300km north east of Darwin that boosted attendance at school; the Barossa Council in SA focusing on cycle tourism opportunities in the wine region; and in 2017 a special Women’s Achievement Award was made based on the outstanding achievements of women nominees received.

Award winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney as part of the Australian Micro-mobility Conference on November 25, an event that brings together industry leaders, national advocacy organisations and government decision makers.

Nominations are open to any individual, group, business, event, organisation or school that has achieved significant change and inspired or influenced others.

To nominate go to

Cycling Luminaries Award categories

Leadership– Bike Culture – Built environment


  • Closing date: 5pm, Monday 12th September 2022 – nominations must be lodged by closing date.
  • Award details and nomination forms:
  • Judging: judging will be completed by an independent panel of judges, see website for bios and details of panel members