Cycling Weekly to launch road cycling awards next year
Cycling Weekly magazine has announced the launch of the Cycling Weekly Awards, which will take place in December 2018.
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The ceremony will recognise and reward the best British riders, racers, products and people involved in UK road cycling.
The Awards will combine Cycling Weekly’s Editor’s Choice Awards, which acknowledge the products that have taken the market by storm, and the crowning of the coveted British Rider of the Year title.
The Cycling Weekly Award winners will be chosen by an expert judging panel comprised of the Cycling Weekly team and names from the world of cycling, as well as by reader vote.
Simon Richardson, Editor of Cycling Weekly, said: “You only have to look through previous winners of our coveted British Rider of the Year title to realise what a who’s who of cycling it is. I can’t wait to expand this out to more categories and to celebrate the winners in style.”
Sean Igoe, Head of the Cycling Commercial Team, added: “I’m absolutely delighted to announce this launch. A lot of hard work has already happened behind-the-scenes to make sure this is the biggest awards ever seen in the world of cycling.
“Road cycling has seen huge growth and it's an amazing sport to be involved with for so many reasons. I’ve always been amazed that there's never been a beautiful ceremony to celebrate road cycling until now,” he continued.
The Cycling Weekly Awards ceremony will be held at 8 Northumberland Avenue, a luxury central London venue. This black tie event will be hosted and attended by renowned cyclists and will be live streamed globally.
Cycling is the UK’s third most popular sport. After 126 years of publication, Cycling Weekly remains at the heart of Britain’s cycling scene – with a reach of over 5,000,000 cyclists a month through print, online, social media and events.