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After a hugely successful first year the Cycling Weekly Awards return to 8 Northumberland Avenue in 2019. The central London venue will again play host to the night of celebrations, this year on Thursday November 28.

Last year 300 guests from the world of cycling, including Sirs Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy, were in attendance for the inaugural Cycling Weekly Awards in association with Garmin celebrating a truly special year for British cycling. Outside of the night itself our related content reached over 2.6 million cyclists in print, online and social media.

Ten awards were given out, recognising the efforts of Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas alongside those of local volunteers, cycling clubs and charity fundraisers as the 127-year-old media brand brought together and celebrated road cycling’s broad appeal. See the full list of winners on the night here.

Chris Boardman said of the Awards, “Cycling Weekly runs through all of our lives. This magazine has been in our house since I was a child. The industry has been crying out for an event like this and it is fitting that Cycling Weekly are the ones to do it.”

Sir Bradley Wiggins said, “I’ve got a lot of nostalgia for Cycling Weekly. And the institution that it is has brought the crowds. It’s nice to be here and to be part of it, and it’s about the people who have succeeded in the sport who they’re celebrating tonight.”

If you are interested in joining us and being part of this industry leading event for 2019, or would like to buy a table to be part of the celebrations please contact sean.igoe@ti-media.com

We’ve added a new award this year and will be crowning a team of the year. There’ll be more reader involvement too, as we put more categories to the vote making our reader’s voice a bigger part of the judging procedure.

Male rider of the year in association with Hope Technology
Female rider of the year in association with Lazer
International rider of the year in association with Sigma Sports
Domestic rider of the year in association with PedalSure
Outstanding achievement in association with Specialized
Lifetime achievement in association with BikeZaar
Rising star in association with Zwift 
Club of the year in association with Le Col
Best Charitable Initiative in association with Sports Tours International 
Local Hero in association with Freewheel
Team of the year in association with Aviation Gin

The Cycling Weekly Awards judging panel will be responsible for selecting the shortlists for all categories that will go to public vote as well as selecting the overall British Male & Female riders of the year.

The panel: 

Colin Sturgess –  former track world champion, director sportif, national champion and Olympian.
Dani Rowe MBE – Olympic champion, multiple world champion, former pro and now coach.
Brian Cookson – former President of The UCI and British Cycling, and long time race promoter.
Vern Pitt – Cycling Weekly News and Features Editor

Cycling Weekly will be partnering with Qhubeka for a second year at the Cycling Weekly Awards. Qhubeka is using bicycles to change lives and improve access to schools, clinics and jobs.

Qhubeka moves people forward with bicycles. People earn bicycles through their programmes, improving access to schools, clinics and jobs. Qhubeka is a Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”. With a bicycle, a person can travel faster and further, and carry more.

In the face of extreme and persistent poverty bicycles can change lives by helping address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level  – helping people to get where they need to go.

Visit www.qhubeka.org for more information