We're racking up the perspex blocks round here... and going for the hat-trick in 2012...

You may have already heard the news from our rather drunken tweets from the other night, but road.cc has picked up the Bikebiz award for best consumer website for the second year in a row!

At a glittering* ceremony packed with the great and good of the cycling industry, road.cc beat off fierce competition in what was apparently one of the most closely contested categories at the awards. In the end, though, we just nipped it from Bikeradar and our good friends at SIngletrack, with jolly good Bristol-based biking site Cyclist No.1 and listings site The Bike List also making the final five.

So – sob, sniff – we'd like to thank all the people that have made it possible. Our crack team of writers and testers, the lovely Elaine who pesters enough people to advertise that we still have a roof over our heads, all our friends in the bike industry who have supported us, and you the reader for getting involved with the site and helping to make it the community that it is.

We'll need to up our game next year if we want to win another one. So, over to you. What should we do to improve the site? Answers on a postcard. Actually, just comment below, that's probably easier. If you want to live the moment with us, just watch the slightly shonky video below. Dave would like to point out that he still hasn't received his fiver from Tony.

*That's how we remember it, anyway

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.