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Call for photos for annual rail-cycle awards

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Posted by Florence Fortnam at 12:06 on Tuesday 16 August 2016

The 2016 Cycle-Rail Photography Competition has been announced as part of the annual National Cycle-Rail Awards, promoting integrated cycle-rail travel and sustainable practice

Photo: Winning shot of the 2015 Cycle-Rail Photography Competition, by Phil Dominey. Association of Train Operating CompaniesPhoto: Winning shot of the 2015 Cycle-Rail Photography Competition, by Phil Dominey. Association of Train Operating Companies

Now in its twelfth year, the National Cycle-Rail Awards, hosted by the the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), celebrate rail organisations and their partners, as well as individual members of the public, who are striving to create better integrated, seamless cycle-rail travel across the UK by sharing best practice and encouraging the greater use of bikes to access the railway network.

Judged by a panel of experts from within the cycle-rail industry, there are ten different awards up for grabs, including Cycling Champion – recognising individuals for their efforts to improve the cycle-rail experience – and Station of the Year, for the station which has undergone the greatest improvements in terms of cycle-rail integration.

Judges for the popular Cycle-Rail Photography Award will be looking for a winning shot that sums up the cycle-rail journey in a single inspiring, beautiful image, whilst promoting cycling as a form of transport.

Photo: Phil Dominey's winning photo for the 2014 competition. Association of Train Operating CompaniesPhoto: Phil Dominey's winning photo for the 2014 competition. Association of Train Operating Companies

The award winner for both 2015 and 2104 in this category was amateur photographer and keen cyclist Phil Dominey. Last year’s winning entry was taken during the Prudential Ride London event (see top image): a spectator watches cyclists shoot past as a train trundles overhead, and a row of stationary bikes parked at the station shows that many others have arrived on two wheels to enjoy the day.

The winner will receive a Garmin VIRB Elite camera, a fantastic action camera with cycling-specific functions. Those wishing to enter the competition should go to the Rail Delivery Group competition page. The deadline for entries is Friday 9th September, at 5pm.

Keep updated on the all the latest news by following the awards on Twitter and Facebook.

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