Brenda Mitchell, founder of specialist law firm Cycle Law Scotland and creator of the Road Share comparing for presumed liability, has been named BikeBiz’s Women of the Year 2015 – Pioneer.
Voted for out of 100 finalists, by BikeBiz readers, Brenda was one of three award winners at a ceremony in London on Thursday 25 June.
Picking up the Pioneer Award, Brenda has been recognised for her outstanding work as founder of Cycle Law Scotland, campaigner for Road Share and for her role in setting up Belles on Bikes in her hometown area of the Borders.
As if that wasn’t enough, the prize also recognises Brenda’s success at becoming a member of the Scottish Government’s Cross Party Group for Cycling, giving her influence when it comes to cycle policy.
She was also gonged as lawyer of the year in 2013 by the Law Awards of Scotland.
Commenting on her win, Brenda said:
“This is a fantastic honour for me and I’d like to thank everyone who voted and supported me online.
“Being named as one of BikeBiz’s 100 Women of the Year was a privilege and to have picked up the award for Pioneer is really special.
“Cycling is my passion and I am truly dedicated to the work I do. I strive to support the cycling community across all areas whether it’s legal, political or just helping get more people out on two wheels and it’s humbling to be recognised in this way.”