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

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 road.cc 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. road.cc 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.

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.

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Carlton Reid [132 posts] 4 years ago
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Congrats. And thanks for the cheque.

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dave atkinson [6261 posts] 4 years ago
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Spend it wisely  3

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OldRidgeback [2662 posts] 4 years ago
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congratulations - and well deserved

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jova54 [667 posts] 4 years ago
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Three in a row!
Congratulations once again. The content of the site keeps getting better and the interaction with the members/readers is excellent.
road.cc 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.

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giff77 [1258 posts] 4 years ago
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Well done guys. You deserve it!!

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belgravedave [270 posts] 4 years ago
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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.

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Martin Thomas [382 posts] 4 years ago
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Hear hear. Well done everyone at road.cc

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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Someone better get the hammer and nails out. Road.cc needs a trophy cabinet.

Congratulations once again. You can now put more stars around the header logo  3 3

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sanderville [349 posts] 4 years ago
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Well done, team.

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alotronic [487 posts] 4 years ago
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Well done. Best thing is you don't need to bother changing the site header...

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captain_slog [352 posts] 4 years ago
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Hooray! Schwag for everyone. Is there a caption competition? How about 'Wake up Tony, you've won an award.'

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OldRidgeback [2662 posts] 4 years ago
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Not the most flattering photo though.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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 41 Well deserved congratulations  41
Road.cc is the reason i turn my computer on every morning  4

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Tony Farrelly [2871 posts] 4 years ago
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My head hurts…

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VecchioJo [400 posts] 4 years ago
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congrats girls and boys

your standard of podium girls has slipped though Tony

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Tony Farrelly [2871 posts] 4 years ago
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It's amazing how quickly you pile on the pounds once the season ends

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antonio [1134 posts] 4 years ago
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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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MrSkeen89 [4 posts] 4 years ago
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Congratulations, well deserved

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Nick T [971 posts] 4 years ago
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Great site guys and gals, I second this award. Another year in the rainbows eh.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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I could barely make out a word in the video above. I did enjoy this "speech" though

http://youtu.be/lURghSYeij8

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Deac [171 posts] 4 years ago
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congratulations - and well deserved  3

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Jonny_Trousers [277 posts] 4 years ago
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Congratulations! Great, little site!

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partsandlabour [33 posts] 4 years ago
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Very glad to hear this.. Very well deserved.. Congratulations!