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Community Health Champion - Caroline Waugh

Monday, May 30, 2011 Categories: News

“Highly commended’ for her work as a Health Champion by the Cycling Tourist Club (CTC) at their annual AGM and Awards Dinner. Magnus Bäckstedt, the former Swedish cycling athlete presented the awards at the Portland and Weymouth Sailing Academy on Osprey Quay - the same location that will host the 2012 sailing Olympic event. Together with an award to the Stowheath Cycle Club which supports residents with mental health issues, Caroline Waugh from Sheffield was commended for her fantastic work in the wake of her own recovery due to an accident in 1998.  Caroline, who promotes inclusive cycling, became disabled following a car accident, and says it was a chance discovery that she found she could use a specially manufactured ‘trike’, providing an alternative to a wheel chair. The trike was bought with a donation from the Cyclists Touring Club which runs the inclusive cycling where Caroline does her community health champion work. She said: “This a great opportunity to take inclusive cycling to a much wider audience and we hope that many more people can benefit as a result.” For more about CTC’s Cycle Champions, see www.ctc.org.uk/cyclechampions

Caroline was also shortlisted for the ITV Feelgood Factor Award and one of four regional Yorkshire

finalists in the TV company’s nationwide search to find role models and healthy heroes as part of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.