The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) has announced the shortlists for the five categories at this year’s London Cycling Awards that go to public vote, and we were delighted to discover that road.cc is one of the names that feature.
We’ve been nominated in the Best Cycling Communication category alongside the Guardian Bike Blog and Cycling Weekly. Voting for the awards, which LCC is staging in partnership with the London Evening Standard, is now open, and closes on 1 May. You can vote here - and you don't need to be in London.
Here’s the shortlists announced today, and it's flattering to us to be in this kind of company:
Best Cycling Champion:
Jenny Gwiazdowski – Director of London Bike Kitchen
Best Cycling Communication:
Guardian Bike Blog
Schwalbe ‘London’ series tyres
A panel of expert judges will decide the winners of five other categories. The shortlists for those haven’t been revealed.
LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha said, "The huge number of nominations we’ve received show just how much excitement surrounds cycling in the capital. Voting is now open for Londoners to cast their votes and applaud the people and the brands who’ve most inspired them over the last year.”
Tony Farrelly, road.cc’s editor, added: "What can I say, it's great to have what we're doing at road.cc recognised and the fact that we were nominated by London's cyclists makes it even better, especially when you look at the quality of nominations across the board for all the awards. So thanks to everyone who nominated us and, er… vote road.cc!"
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.