picks up two Bikebiz awards! (+ video)

It's three in a row in the best consumer website category, and we scooped the new social media gong too!

by Dave Atkinson   September 26, 2012  

Tony, Mat and Elaine with the Bikebiz award

We've been at the swanky Hilton Metropole at the Birmingham NEC this evening for the 2012 Bikebiz awards. And we've walked away with not one, but two!

It's a third gong in three years in the Best Consumer Website category - after a year in which we've seen our traffic more than double we're really happy that once again the UK bike industry has acknowledged our efforts with the award. And we've also picked up a new award in its first year: Best Use of Social Media. In a year where we've topped 10,000 followers on twitter and been ranked number 34 in the Hedstream Social Brands 100, the Bikebiz award is the icing on the cake.

Now for the gushing acceptance speech... we'd like to thank everyone that's worked so hard to make the site it is. Writers, reviewers, commercial team, designers, photogaphers and other contributors: there's a lot of people to say thankyou to. But most of all we'd like to thank our readers. That's you, that is. is all about the community: without you guys the site would be desolate and pointless. So thanks for coming! We really hope you continue to visit, and push us to make the site better and better. Gosh, we're welling up. Best hit the bar.

And here's Tony giving a brief acceptance speech offstage after picking up the awards - a fair bit of background noise, but hopefully you'll be able to gather what he's saying.

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Congrats. And thanks for the cheque.

Carlton Reid's picture

posted by Carlton Reid [130 posts]
26th September 2012 - 21:54

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Spend it wisely Wink

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7854 posts]
26th September 2012 - 21:55


congratulations - and well deserved


posted by OldRidgeback [2577 posts]
26th September 2012 - 22:06


Three in a row!
Congratulations once again. The content of the site keeps getting better and the interaction with the members/readers is excellent. is always open on my laptop and it does become a bit of a diversion from work occasionally but as I'm self-employed I've cleared it with the boss.

Done Nightrider 2013, 2014 and 2015 for Parkinson's UK. Next year Ride London

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posted by jova54 [663 posts]
26th September 2012 - 22:07


Well done guys. You deserve it!!

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posted by giff77 [1184 posts]
26th September 2012 - 22:13


Really well deserved, best cycling website in my humble opinion. But please don't ever lose the humour that's what makes your site so great.

posted by belgravedave [254 posts]
26th September 2012 - 22:17


Hear hear. Well done everyone at

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posted by Martin Thomas [624 posts]
26th September 2012 - 22:18


Someone better get the hammer and nails out. needs a trophy cabinet.

Congratulations once again. You can now put more stars around the header logo Wink Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9361 posts]
27th September 2012 - 0:30

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Well done, team.

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posted by Sanderville [310 posts]
27th September 2012 - 0:58


Well done. Best thing is you don't need to bother changing the site header...

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posted by alotronic [415 posts]
27th September 2012 - 7:20

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Hooray! Schwag for everyone. Is there a caption competition? How about 'Wake up Tony, you've won an award.'

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [310 posts]
27th September 2012 - 8:02


Not the most flattering photo though.


posted by OldRidgeback [2577 posts]
27th September 2012 - 8:34


Applause Well deserved congratulations Applause is the reason i turn my computer on every morning Big Grin

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [2197 posts]
27th September 2012 - 8:47


My head hurts…

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
27th September 2012 - 9:10

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congrats girls and boys

your standard of podium girls has slipped though Tony


posted by VecchioJo [808 posts]
27th September 2012 - 9:11

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It's amazing how quickly you pile on the pounds once the season ends

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
27th September 2012 - 9:11

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Road.CC lot's of diverse opinions and comment but singularly, this award is the one that counts, carry on with the good work guys.


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posted by antonio [1108 posts]
27th September 2012 - 9:15

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Congratulations, well deserved

posted by MrSkeen89 [4 posts]
27th September 2012 - 11:15


Great site guys and gals, I second this award. Another year in the rainbows eh.

posted by Nick T [906 posts]
27th September 2012 - 12:31

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I could barely make out a word in the video above. I did enjoy this "speech" though

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posted by Gkam84 [9361 posts]
27th September 2012 - 15:03

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congratulations - and well deserved Wink

posted by Chris Deacon [154 posts]
27th September 2012 - 21:00


Congratulations! Great, little site!

posted by Jonny_Trousers [230 posts]
27th September 2012 - 21:59


Very glad to hear this.. Very well deserved.. Congratulations!

posted by partsandlabour [33 posts]
28th September 2012 - 21:52

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