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Good night for smaller independent publishers at the bike industry awards

We're number 1! And we've got a shiny award to prove it! On Wednesday night the road.cc team attended the BikeBiz industry awards, along with over 200 of the cycle industry's great and good, and walked away with the gong for best consumer website. And to top off a great night, our pals at Singletrack also won, getting the award for best consumer mag for the second year in a row.

So we'd like to take this opportunity to thank... you. Everyone that's reading. Without the cut and thrust of the interaction with everyone that uses the site, road.cc would be a shadow of what it is now. So thanks for reading, and getting involved, and we hope that you'll keep coming back: our aim is to make road.cc the first port of call for road cyclists in the UK and we've got lots of plans for how we'd like to make the site even better.

We'd like your input too: we want to win again next year, and that means raising our game! So get commenting on this story and tell us what you'd like to see from road.cc in the next year, and we'll do our level best to keep on making the site better and more useful for UK road cyclists.

We'd also like to say a big thank you all our advertisers – without them there'd be no site – and everyone who's been involved with developing the site over the past two years. We've come a long way from a camper van in the car park of Eurobike in 2008* and we want to keep on growing.

*not that our accommodation at the show has really improved. But you know what we mean.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.