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Shortlist drawn up following public nominations... and winners of five categories announced today will be decided by public vote

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 Brand:
Vulpine
Specialized
Rapha

Best Cycling Champion:
Bradley Wiggins
Andrew Gilligan
Jenny Gwiazdowski – Director of London Bike Kitchen

Best Cycling Communication:
Road.cc
Cycling Weekly
Guardian Bike Blog

Best Product:
Brompton
Knog ‘Blinder’
Schwalbe ‘London’ series tyres

Best Retailer:
Brixton Cycles
Velorution
Cycle Surgery

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.

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Myriadgreen [96 posts] 4 years ago
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Good luck!

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Tom Amos [236 posts] 4 years ago
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"We’ll provide a link once voting is open."

I think your readers may be able to assist on this one....  4

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aslongasicycle [389 posts] 4 years ago
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Amazing for us to be up against mega brands like Rapha and Specialized. We're going to give it a good go at winning, and hopefully our smashing passionate followers will help again. Without them we'd never have won the nomination. One year old! Eeek!

Congrats to Road.cc too. Deserv'd. Innit.

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mad_scot_rider [581 posts] 4 years ago
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Ummm

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"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..."

Does this mean sweaty-socks need not apply?

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Gkam84 [9104 posts] 4 years ago
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Well I know where my votes are going.

Also, as a "vital" member of this site, I should be invited to any awards dinner held.....  19

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Simon_MacMichael [2497 posts] 4 years ago
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mad_scot_rider wrote:

Does this mean sweaty-socks need not apply?

Nope, voting form doesn't ask for location or postcode. There's a link to it in the article now...

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rich22222 [166 posts] 4 years ago
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Thanks for the great article making us aware of this, without it I wouldn't have even known guardian were up for an award  1

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kie7077 [911 posts] 4 years ago
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Cycle Surgery!

Grrrrr I had atrocious service from them.  14

Lunar Cycles in Kentish Town on the other hand is excellent, thoroughly recommended.