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

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

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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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 2 years ago
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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  41

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

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badkneestom [135 posts] 2 years ago
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What dashing individuals!

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Jack Osbourne snr [445 posts] 2 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

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

+1 for ANDROID  3

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

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BetterNever [10 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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Jack Osbourne snr [445 posts] 2 years ago
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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.  4

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

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BetterNever [10 posts] 2 years ago
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Jack Osbourne snr wrote:

That's an excellent technical explanation that completely bypasses the irony in my post.  4

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  3

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 2 years ago
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Type m.road.cc instead  3

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

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antonio [1125 posts] 2 years ago
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Not 'lost' anything, gained another top award!

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theclaw [73 posts] 2 years ago
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why do you need a mobile app when you can read road.cc all day on your work computer?  3 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  1

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merckxissimo [57 posts] 2 years ago
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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!!  1

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thelimopit [139 posts] 2 years ago
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Your link to Singletrack is wrong, it should be http://singletrackworld.com/

Not sure if that was intentional...  3

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MrGear [87 posts] 2 years ago
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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?

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graphite [65 posts] 2 years ago
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Nice one! Well done guys  36

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notfastenough [3695 posts] 2 years ago
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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!!  1

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.  4 Well done.

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Jack Osbourne snr [445 posts] 2 years ago
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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!!!!

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pedalingparamedic [94 posts] 2 years ago
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Will there be Ladies teams in the fantasy cycling for next season?

Hoping so!

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dave atkinson [6224 posts] 2 years ago
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thelimopit wrote:

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

Not sure if that was intentional...  3

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

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dave atkinson [6224 posts] 2 years ago
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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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PJ McNally [591 posts] 2 years ago
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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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sm [387 posts] 2 years ago
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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?