Highlights from the 2018 Cycling Weekly Awards in association with Garmin

Here are some of the best bits from the inaugural event in Central London

The first Cycling Weekly Awards honoured cycling heroes

The 2018 Cycling Weekly Awards in association with Garmin marked a celebration of the people that make cycling so great.

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Held on Wednesday night, the inaugural event saw stars from pro riders, clubs, volunteers, and charity fundraisers honoured for their amazing contributions.

Cycling Weekly is proud to have recognised cycling heroes, including male and female rider of the year, Geraint Thomas and Katie Archibald.

We have put together a collection of the best pictures from the night below.

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Local hero Peter Harrison was greeted on stage by Britain’s first Tour de France winner, Sir Bradley Wiggins, who handed over Peter’s award.

Iconic British rider Brian Robinson was given the lifetime achievement award, as the first rider from these isle to win a stage of the Tour.

The rider categories were the Rising Star Award in association with 100%, International rider of the Year in association with Sigma Sports, Domestic rider of the Year in association with PedalSure, Female Rider of the Year in association with British Cycling and Male Rider of the Rider in association with Nederburg Wine.

There were also a Lifetime Achievement award in association with BikeZaar, Outstanding Achievement in association with Specialized, Local Hero in association with Freewheel, Club of the Year in association with Santini, and Best Charitable Initiative in association with Sport Tours International.

Our riders and club of the year were chosen by the Cycling Weekly Awards judging panel, made up of former UCI president Brian Cookson, Britain’s most successful Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey, British Cycling independent chair Frank Slevin, and the editor of Cycling Weekly, Simon Richardson.

Winners of the local hero and best charitable initiative awards were decided by public vote.

See the full list of winners on the night here.

Here are the best pictures from the first Cycling Weekly Awards in association with Garmin:

Chris Boardman was among the prestigious guests at the 2018 Cycling Weekly Awards

Katie Archibald's family accepted the track star's award on her behalf

Jack Talbot took home the Best Charitable Initiative award in association with Sport Tours International

Brian Robinson was honoured for his contribution to cycling

Robinson collecting his award on stage

Sir Bradley Wiggins shared his nostalgia for Cycling Weekly magazine

Guests were treated to a show after the awards

Money was raised for cycling charity Qhubeka

Michael Broadwith won the outstanding achievement award for his LEJOG record

Sir Chris Hoy was also amongst the guests

Sir Bradley Wiggins presented local hero Peter Harrison with his award

Connor Swift is the best domestic rider of 2018

Cycling Weekly editor Simon Richardson opened the evening

The event was held at the prestigious 8 Northumberland Avenue in Central London

The first Cycling Weekly Awards honoured cycling heroes

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Alex is the digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter and now as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output.

Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) and joining CW in 2018, Alex has covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers. 

Away from journalism, Alex is a national level time triallist, avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.