A PEEBLES woman who has used her passion for cycling to help injured cyclists via her specialist law firm has received a top accolade.

Brenda Mitchell, founder of specialist law firm Cycle Law Scotland and the Road Share Campaign for Presumed Liability, won the Pioneer award at this year’s BikeBiz’s Women of the Year 2015 awards.

Out of 100 finalists voted for by BikeBiz readers, Brenda was one of three award winners at a ceremony in London.

 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.

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 but 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.”