road.cc gets a nod, among far better London bloggers

London Cycling Campaign (LCC) has announced the finalists in the Consumer category of its annual London Cycling Awards, and the shortlist of nominated websites includes, er, us. Gosh.

LCC members nominated potential winners in five award categories: Cycling Brand of the Year; Best Small Bike Retailer; Best Large / Online Bike Retailer; Cycling Champion of the Year; and Bike Blog of the Year.

There are two parts to the awards, the consumer section and the Project Awards, which recognise achievement within the cycling community for initiatives and individual efforts.

The public vote will determine the winners of the Consumer Awards, whilst the Project Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts.

Previous winners include Rapha, road.cc, The London Bike Kitchen and Heathrow Bike Hub.

Road.cc founder and editor Tony Farelly said: “It's a real honour to be nominated for an award by London Cycling Campaign members for the second year in a row, particularly in the company of so many excellent and well regarded London bloggers.”

Ashok Sinha, CEO of LCC, said: “Our members have compiled an excellent list of finalists for the Consumer Award categories this year, from new names like Bobbin Bicycles and London Green Cycles to a varied list of well-known blogs and champions.

“We think they’ll be some fantastic competition (and surprises), during the public online vote. When it comes to a winner, well, our guess is as good as yours.”

All the finalists are listed below. To vote, go to at www.lcc.org.uk/awards. Voting closes Tuesday 8th July.

The London Cycling Awards ceremony for both consumer and project categories takes place on Wednesday July 16 at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square.

London Cycling Awards nominations

Cycling Brand of the Year
Bobbin Bicycles
Brompton Bicycle
Look Mum No Hands!
Sponsored by Osborne’s Solicitors LLP

Best Small Bike Retailer
Brixton Cycles
London Green Cycles
Pearson Cycles
Sponsored by PlantLock and Green Roof Bike Shelters

Best Large / Online Bike Retailer
Chain Reaction Cycles
Cycle Surgery
Evans Cycles
Sponsored by London Cycling Projects

Cycling Champion of the Year
Andrew Gilligan
Chris Boardman MBE
Donnachadh McCarthy
Laura Trott OBE
Dr Rachel Aldred
Sponsored by Cycle Surgery

Bike Blog of the Year
Cyclists in the City
London Cyclist
Total Women's Cycling
Sponsored by Osborne’s Solicitors LLP

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.


mad_scot_rider [581 posts] 3 years ago

Slightly annoying that you have to vote in EVERY category - as a couple I really had no informed opinion - but hey-ho

fukawitribe [2134 posts] 3 years ago
mad_scot_rider wrote:

Slightly annoying that you have to vote in EVERY category - as a couple I really had no informed opinion - but hey-ho

FWIW I only voted in the last category - seemed to go through fine without the others. I love the idea that road.cc is in the 'blog' category too  3