Another award winning night for road.cc!

We scoop the social media prize and our friends over at Singletrack are best website

by Dave Atkinson   September 25, 2013  

Bikebiz awards 2013

Hooray! We're just back from the BikeBiz awards and we've got another nice trophy to add to our trophy 'cabinet' (shelf). road.cc won the Best Use of Social Media award for the second year in a row.

Obviously we're sad that we didn't win the gong for best website, which we've won for the last three years, but we're very happy to be handing it over to the lovely people of Singletrack magazine who fully deserve it. So well done to them.

We'll be wanting it back next year of course, so we have plenty planned for the coming year. First up is a site redesign which is imminent, so look out for that and tell us what you think. And let us know what else we can do to improve the site to make it even more useful to all you lovely road.cc readers out there.

We're off to bed now. Hic. Here's the list of winners in full:

Independent Retailer
Rutland Cycling

Specialist Retailer
Cycle Surgery

Workshop Services
Mojo Suspension

Star Store
18 Bikes

Bike Distributor: Sales Team
Upgrade Bikes

Bike Distributor: Marketing Team
Madison

P&A Distributor: Sales Team
Silverfish

P&A Distributor: Marketing Team
Upgrade Bikes

Specialist Distributor
Seventies

Specialist Print Publication
Cyclist

Specialist Consumer Site
Singletrackworld

Coverage by Non-Specialist Media
ITV Cycling

Best Use of Social Media
road.cc

Bike Brand
Kinesis UK

P&A Brand
Hope

Retail Services
Cyclescheme

Training
Cyclefit

Cycling Advocacy Achievement
Sky Ride

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Nice one, shame about losing the website title though. I suppose it means you get a "must try harder" sticker this year Applause

Dave's To do list: Mobile app.....

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posted by Gkam84 [9028 posts]
26th September 2013 - 0:28

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What dashing individuals!

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posted by badkneestom [129 posts]
26th September 2013 - 0:49

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Gkam84 wrote:

Dave's To do list: Mobile app.....

+1 for ANDROID Wink

Hobbled down to local caff yesterday with plan to read road.cc only to find no app and that I had to type www.road.cc into the browser...most inconvenient.

Ps. Well done gents

My eyes prefer Celeste, my bum prefers titanium.

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posted by Jack Osbourne snr [309 posts]
26th September 2013 - 6:03

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Websites on the whole don't need mobile apps, they just need responsive designs so their layouts adjust for mobile devices.

Plenty knocking about for Drupal (the framework this site is built on). Maybe less so assuming this is Drupal 6, but still a much better prospect than having to develop and maintain mobile apps for iOS and Android.

posted by BetterNever [10 posts]
26th September 2013 - 6:34

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BetterNever wrote:
Websites on the whole don't need mobile apps, they just need responsive designs so their layouts adjust for mobile devices.

Plenty knocking about for Drupal (the framework this site is built on). Maybe less so assuming this is Drupal 6, but still a much better prospect than having to develop and maintain mobile apps for iOS and Android.

That's an excellent technical explanation that completely bypasses the irony in my post. Big Grin

Can you please write me detailed instructions on how to get the road.cc homepage on my phone without typing www.road.cc?

My eyes prefer Celeste, my bum prefers titanium.

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posted by Jack Osbourne snr [309 posts]
26th September 2013 - 6:46

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Jack Osbourne snr wrote:
That's an excellent technical explanation that completely bypasses the irony in my post. Big Grin

Can you please write me detailed instructions on how to get the road.cc homepage on my phone without typing www.road.cc?


It wasn't a reply just to your comment Wink

posted by BetterNever [10 posts]
26th September 2013 - 8:01

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Type m.road.cc instead Wink

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

posted by Super Domestique [1652 posts]
26th September 2013 - 8:14

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Not 'lost' anything, gained another top award!

antonio

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posted by antonio [1010 posts]
26th September 2013 - 8:17

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why do you need a mobile app when you can read road.cc all day on your work computer? Wink Hell, I even got a second monitor from the IT helpdesk so I could run my cycling websites, Eurosport etc whilst also pretending to be working. Cracking ride by Wiggo yesterday, watched the whole thing Smile

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posted by theclaw [75 posts]
26th September 2013 - 8:18

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Well done folks.

What I would say about the redesign is pretty simple (and selfish):

I can read road.cc all day at work, despite nearly every other "forum" being blocked by the company firewall. However you do it, please don't f_ck it up!! Smile

posted by merckxissimo [59 posts]
26th September 2013 - 9:07

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Your link to Singletrack is wrong, it should be http://singletrackworld.com/

Not sure if that was intentional... Wink

posted by thelimopit [118 posts]
26th September 2013 - 10:53

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Jack Osbourne snr wrote:

Can you please write me detailed instructions on how to get the road.cc homepage on my phone without typing www.road.cc?


Create a bookmark?

posted by MrGear [85 posts]
26th September 2013 - 10:59

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Nice one! Well done guys Party

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posted by graphite [61 posts]
26th September 2013 - 11:26

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merckxissimo wrote:
Well done folks.

What I would say about the redesign is pretty simple (and selfish):

I can read road.cc all day at work, despite nearly every other "forum" being blocked by the company firewall. However you do it, please don't f_ck it up!! Smile

This. Dunno why, but often the redesigns have the unintended consequence of getting auto-blocked.

Oh, and really. You didn't actually need to add the 'hic'. I definitely got the gist from the pic. Big Grin Well done.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3446 posts]
26th September 2013 - 12:46

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MrGear wrote:
Jack Osbourne snr wrote:

Can you please write me detailed instructions on how to get the road.cc homepage on my phone without typing www.road.cc?


Create a bookmark?

Far too simple. I want an APP!!!!

My eyes prefer Celeste, my bum prefers titanium.

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posted by Jack Osbourne snr [309 posts]
26th September 2013 - 14:32

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Will there be Ladies teams in the fantasy cycling for next season?

Hoping so!

Exercising my rights by taking them cycling

posted by pedalingparamedic [88 posts]
26th September 2013 - 19:29

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thelimopit wrote:
Your link to Singletrack is wrong, it should be http://singletrackworld.com/

Not sure if that was intentional... Wink

i think we all know why it was wrong. hic.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7492 posts]
26th September 2013 - 20:51

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pedalingparamedic wrote:
Will there be Ladies teams in the fantasy cycling for next season?

yes, although roster etc is tbc

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7492 posts]
26th September 2013 - 20:51

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no need for a mobile app, m.road.cc works just fine.

I'd suggest - head-to-head review of some child trailers!

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posted by PJ McNally [591 posts]
27th September 2013 - 9:03

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I think the fantasy game would make a nice app and the site would be fine if it was responsive.

ps: does this mean you're logo needs updating?

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posted by sm [355 posts]
28th September 2013 - 9:18

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