|THE SCOPE OF THE AWARD
committee appointed to adjudicate upon the Bidlake Memorial Plaque
each year shall take into account all the different cycling
interests every year and award the prize for the most outstanding
performance or contribution to the betterment of cycling in all
spheres. Thus various phases of cycling viz. racing, touring,
inventions, literary, etc. shall not be considered separately on an
annual rota, but that all of them shall be in the minds of the
adjudicating committee each year.
award shall cover the following cycling interests:
Cycling speed performances (bicycle and tricycle) in competition
or against the clock on road or path.
Cycle or accessory improvements, developments or inventions made
available to the public or influencing design to the betterment
of cycling, whether by the trade or by an individual.
Published writings on cycling of outstanding merit, in the form
of books, articles or otherwise.
Outstanding services to cycling interests of a parliamentary,
legislative, secretarial, organising or other character,
exhibiting special ability, originality or self-sacrifice.
Especial touring enthusiasm and ability, as shown by
authenticated mileage charts, taking into account the age,
opportunities and varied interests of the riders under
other meritorious performance, work, discovery or contribution
resulting in distinction or benefit to the cycling movement as a
whole, not covered by the above headings.
Other considerations by the committee are:
That multiple (i.e. tandem) performances be not considered
for the award.
That the committee may withhold awarding the plaque in any
That a club is not eligible for the award..
That the award be restricted to United Kingdom subjects
whether performing at home or abroad or to Commonwealth
subjects for performances in the United Kingdom.
That the award may be made posthumously.
That the award may be given for a number of years of
outstanding service and/or performance.