By Victor Alway
The team at Cycling Weekly are delighted that Garmin is returning for a second year to continue their support of the Cycling Weekly Awards.
After a hugely successful first year the Cycling Weekly Awards in association with Garmin will return to 8 Northumberland Avenue in 2019. The central London venue will once 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 to celebrate a truly special year for British cycling. Outside of the night itself the Cycling Weekly Awards related content reached over 2.6 million cyclists in print, online and social media.
Jon Oliver, Managing Director of Garmin UK and Ireland says: “We are extremely proud to be working with Cycling Weekly for a second year. As part of the collaboration, we will be the headline sponsor of its annual awards in November where we look forward to sharing and celebrating the finest achievements of the cycling community.
Head of market, Sean Igoe, says on the partnership: “We were extremely proud of the success of last year’s inaugural ceremony and cannot wait for this year’s, and to finally be able to announce Garmin as the headline sponsor for the second year is fantastic. The awards sponsorship is part of a really exciting wider partnership and we can’t wait to work with Garmin once again.”
Last year 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. This year two new awards have been added to the roster: Team of the year and Inspiration of the year.
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 were the ones to do it.”
Nominations are currently open for Club of the Year, and Best Charitable Initiative and Local Hero nominations will open later in May.
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