Huge congratulations to Welland Valley’s Dean Barnett.
He’s been shortlisted in the Unsung Hero category for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards.
Dean is one of three finalists for the East Midlands region – recognising his amazing work with Whizz Kids, cyclocross, road racing and pretty much anything else you can think of on two wheels.
On hearing he’d been nominated and was through to the regional final, Dean said:
“It’s very rewarding just to be nominated; and to make the final three is mind-blowing. I know very well there are thousands of volunteers, and I’m just another piece of a massive jigsaw.”
The BBC will be filming Dean in action at a number of events over the next fortnight.
The film will be aired at the end of the month; with the winner announced a week later.