Homeless two years ago Simon's inspirational drive persuaded Walthamstow Council to give him a piece of waste land on which he has led the building of a new BMX track by hand with 70 other volunteers using from soil on the Olympic site delivered free. Simon has built from scratch the BMX Club "ELBO" which has recruited 4 coaches and engaged 183 young people locally in the first 3 months. He is a key figure in the new Waltham Forest Cycling Implementation Group which for the first time has pulled together many strands of cycling which have traditionally not worked together. It is no exaggeration to say that without his tireless dedication and enthusiasm none of this would have happened. Simon left a lasting impression on Kate Hoey and Boris Jonhson when they visited the new track in July. Working with Access Sport to a 2 year development plan Simon will continue to build ELBO and BMX in London. He is just the sort of young person who sets a fantastic example for other young people to take the lead in community sport.