‘Aneela works tirelessly for the benefit of others. Trail advocacy as part of the Tweed Valley Trails Association that has helped make the Tweed Valley an internationally recognised mountain bike destination, or advocacy and action to help diversify the cycle industry and give new people a chance to experience the joy of bikes and the outdoors.
‘She’s helped get 60 refugees onto bikes so they can access essential services, then introduced them to the joy of mountain biking. She’s taking girls out bike packing so they can experience power and confidence away from the societal pressures to ‘look good’. She’s brought together groups of marginalised cyclists so they can see that there are others like them and feel confident and supported in their adventures. Every minute of her days seems to be devoted to helping others enjoy bikes, and the bike world is a richer place for having her and her energy in it.’