'Hero' Walden Biker Steve Todd in line for national award
PUBLISHED: 10:07 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 03 November 2017
A Saffron Walden biker has made it to the final round of the search to find the nation's biking hero - and now needs your vote.
Steve Todd, known as ‘Toddy’, was nominated by Patrick Meads for originally launching the Walden Bikers group.
In his nomination, Steve is praised for his continuous hard work and enjoyment of company from like-minded people – which has seen the group’s membership grow to more than 450 people.
All proceeds from the group go to Essex Air Ambulance, to date having raised in excess of £11,000, and other local good causes.
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Other events from the bikers’ group include an annual toy run, with riders dressing up as Father Christmas to join a large convoy of bikers delivering presents to children being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
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Steve has now made it to the top ten in the competition, after a panel of guest judges whittled down the nominations.
The competition, launched by motorbike insurance broker Carole Nash in partnership with Motorcycle News, is searching for a biker who supports their local community, gets involved with charity work or goes the extra mile, with a total of £2,000 in prize money on offer for the top three-placed biking heroes and their nominators.
The vote is now open for the public to vote for their favourite entrants.
The finalists have been invited to the Motorcycle Live show in November at the NEC, where the overall winner will be presented with the Carole Nash Biking Hero 2017 trophy.
Rebecca Donohue, marketing director at Carole Nash, said: “We are thrilled with the brilliant entries we have had for our Biking Hero awards for 2017.
“We really want to reward the amazing biking community for the hard work they do – from fundraising for charity to individuals who give something back to their towns.
“The guest judges certainly had a tough time choosing a top ten, but Steve’s entry particularly stood out.
“We can’t wait to see who the public think will be the most deserving winner, and who will be crowned the biking hero for 2017.”
• To cast your vote for Steve, visit the competition website.