by Ben Haworth
May 5, 2009
The CTC’s Awards and Recruitment Committee gave a Highly Commended Award to Richard Abbott for his contribution to cycling in his region.
Richard Abbott – Aston Hill Mountain Bikers – South East Region
Richard became Chairman of Aston Hill Mountain Bikers in 2007 and has worked tirelessly to re-open Aston Hill and get the popular southern mountain bike venue back on track. Despite many people’s perception, Richard has put hours of unpaid volunteer time into Aston Hill and Aston Hill Mountain Bike Club.
Taking on everything from blowing the leaves from the trails through to running the facility every weekend and organising events, Richard has put hours of his time into the Hill. Aston Hill enables thousands of mountain bikers across the South to experience the thrills of mountain biking, regardless of age or experience; without Richard’s passion for mountain biking and tireless efforts, one of the south’s premier mountain bike facilities would have been lost.