We’re massively proud to announce that our Co-director Rob Brown is in the running for the prestigious Tourism Superstar 2024 awards by VisitEngland! Rob is one of ten finalists in this national scheme from which the winner will be chosen by you, the public. Voting is open and we’re asking for your support to help Rob gain the recognition he so richly deserves.  
His outstanding work over many years has included helping hundreds of children learn to ride, opening up the health benefits of cycling to people with additional needs and giving tourism in the North York Moors a boost through his appearances in national media. 
David Beeley, Managing Director of our sister store Big Bear Bikes and Director of Dalby Forest Cycle Hub said: “Rob is a real cycling star who has done so much to help children gain the confidence to ride independently and make cycling accessible to people who need adapted bikes to enjoy the wonderful scenery and fresh air of Dalby Forest. 
"We hope all our customers and the local and cycling communities, of which he is such a big part, will get behind him and pledge their vote for him in Tourism Superstar 2024.” 
Dalby Forest Cycle Hub (DFCH) is operated as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, and part of its offer is a range of courses for all ages and abilities. Rob's 'Learn to Ride in 90 Minutes’ programme has not just taught cycling skills to young participants but also instilled in them confidence and the benefits of being outdoors. 
His passion has paved the way for people with additional needs to experience the enjoyment of cycling in the breathtaking venue that is Dalby Forest, as DFCH is almost uniquely a 'full service' mountain and e-bike hire centre for all riders of whatever age and ability. 
In addition to DFCH's fleet of mountain and e-mountain bikes, Rob has carefully developed a fleet of high end, e-adapted bikes with electric assistance to enable everybody to get cycling. 
Rob also works closely with specialist schools and disability groups to understand and overcome challenges, ensuring everyone finds the perfect e-adapted bike at Dalby Forest Cycle Hub. 
Catriona McLees, Head of Marketing and Communications at the North York Moors National Park said: “Rob is definitely a superstar as his story is about far more than just being a passionate cycling advocate. 
“He shows how listening to others, coming up with solutions and providing a good community spirit can totally transform how much people think they can achieve and what might be possible.” 
Voting is open, and we're counting on YOUR support to help Rob win this well-deserved award. 
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