Press Release: Dirt SchoolWhat is "The Derek Laughland Memorial Award"?
The Laughland family set up this award after the tragic passing of their beloved father and husband, Derek, to keep him in their hearts and minds. Derek loved riding and racing his bike, was much loved on the Scottish Enduro Scene and always had a smile on his face. The Derek Laughland Memorial Award does an excellent job of capturing Derek’s legacy.
We’re proud to announce our continued involvement with the Derek Laughland Memorial Award for a third year, taking another two young passionate riders under our wing and providing them with £500 worth of Dirt School vouchers to be used for technical coaching sessions.
New for this year, we’re also offering a prize for a selected cycling club – a full days coaching with Dirt School for 12 young riders – allowing even more youngsters to reap the benefits of this generous prize.
Previously, the award has been directed at the young racing community in conjunction with No Fuss Events, very fitting given Derek’s love for competing on the Scottish Enduro scene. However, as things are a little different this year with racing being a bit uncertain over the coming months, the Laughland’s are opening the award up to any young rider, with any goal, to keep the inspiration for riding bikes at an all-time high and continue to share Derek’s love for the sport!
If you’re a young rider aged under 18 or representing a group of under 18s through a cycling club and would like to apply for the award this year, we’re now taking applications!
Follow the link to our website for more information and how to apply:https://tweedvalleybikes.co.uk/blogs/news/the-derek-laughland-memorial-award-returns-for-2020
Below is a link to the article posted in 2017 with some touching words by those close to Derek:https://www.pinkbike.com/news/in-memoriam-derek-laughland.html
Applications close at 6 pm on Monday 12th October, with winners being announced at 6 pm on Wednesday 14th October. Once a winner has been selected applications will be published publicly to share everyone’s inspiration and love for riding bikes.