The Cycling Weekly Awards are returning for a third year to recognise and celebrate the best in cycling from the pro peloton to the grassroots in what will be a truly unique cycling season and an unprecedented year for all cyclists.

This year has revealed so many everyday heroes that chose to spread kindness throughout the pandemic and turned to their bikes to help raise funds for worthy causes, and help communities that were in need. We are excited to shine a light on some of those individuals and celebrate the cycling community.

We are also very excited that the race season is underway and look forward to seeing which riders will shine in 2020 and receive our pro-cycling awards.

There will be no glitzy award ceremony this year, instead we are inviting everyone to join us for a watch party on the December 15 2020 when the winners will be announced.

We need your help, do you think your club is the best in Britain, have you or a friend taken to your bike to raise money for charity this year, do you know a lockdown hero or an individual who puts their heart and soul into the local cycling community.

Nominations for Local Hero, Club of the Year, Fantastic Fundraiser and Lockdown Hero are now open.

All nominations close on October 15.

The Awards categories reflect a unique year, with the Cycling Weekly audience picking their outstanding achievements recognising some amazing stories that have arisen during this truly unique year:

Male Rider of the Year
Female Rider of the Year
International Rider of the Year
2020 Rising Star
Inspiration of the Year
E-Racer of the Year 

Local Hero in association with Lezyne (nominations open)
Lockdown Hero (nominations open)
Fantastic Fundraiser (nominations open)
Club of the Year (nominations open)

Lifetime Achievement in association with Specialized