A Melbourne man has been recognised for his contribution to his community at the 2011 Pride of Australia awards, an annual event that singles out everyday Australians who do extraordinary things for their communities.

Mohammed Shabbir Alam was awarded for using his First Aider training to revive a man who had collapsed with a heart attack during the city’s Around the Bay cycling event.

Alam moved to Melbourne from Bangladesh in 2004 and since then has been recognised for work with the SES, the Red Cross and Army Reserve.

In 2010, Alam was nominated for the 2010 Victorian Young Australian of the Year and was the winner of the SES chief executive’s award for service to the SES and Victoria Police.