NI Road Safety Awards 2023, now in their ninth year, are organised by Road Safe NI Charity, along with headline sponsors, leading accident management firm CRASH Services.

Northern Ireland’s road safety champions were officially recognised for their contribution to helping improve road safety in their communities.

Winners included individuals, organisations, and special projects from across the voluntary, education, emergency service, public and business sector.

A total of 14 awards were presented at the event with a further 3 Highly Commended Certificates being awarded.

Cycling Ulster are absolutely honoured and privileged to be awarded a Highly Commended Certificate for the Accredited Marshal Scheme.

Everyone who was involved knows how much time it took to get the scheme up and running.

We would like to take the opportunity to recognise our Chair, Tommy McCague, who was instrumental in making this happen, alongside Stephen Burns, who designed and delivered the course to over 300 marshals.

Thanks to the Department of Infrastructure and the PSNI, especially Inspector Rosie Leech.
The Accredited Marshal Scheme was the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and will now go on to benefit other sports.

Chair, Tommy McCague: ‘ I am delighted that we have been recognised for this award, which was 3 years in the making. Without the support of my colleagues in the Executive, Stephen Burns, PSNI and the DfI this would never have gotten off the ground. Thank you to everyone who supported us the whole way. We look forward to delivering more courses throughout 2024, and upskilling more of our members in the years ahead’.

Further information on the scheme can be read here

Well done to the PSNI for their Award at the event for ‘Operation Close Pass’.
Cycling Ulster worked closely with the PSNI on this initiative. Lifting the bar on road safety is important.

Find out more about Operation Close pass here