This one's up to you: what are the bestest things (and people) in cycling this past year? Have your say!...

We asked, you answered: hundreds of you wrote in to give your two ha'porth on what you consider to be the best things in cycling over the past year. And while we couldn't shoehorn everything in (it would have been a very ungainly form!), we've taken the most popular from each category and we now present them to you: it's time to vote for your favourites, and in a week's time we'll know what's what. Voting will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 18 February.

It's one reader one vote from now on in, so that means you need to be registered and logged in to make your selections. If you're not registered on the site and you want your say, head over to the registration page and get yourself an account. The voting form is at the bottom of the page, and without further ado, here are the nominees...

Bike of the year

Which bike is best? There's a lot of different sorts of bike here, but only one will take the coveted reader's choice gong. Here are the bikes that came out on top in the nomination process. Which bike does it for you?

3T Strada

Our bike of the year, and trendsetting in the pro peloton with 28mm tyres, discs and a 1x drivetrain

BMC TeamMachine SLR01

Integration taken to the next level: one of the cleanest-looking road bikes you can buy

Cannondale SuperSix Evo HiMod

The SuperSix is a classic that keeps getting better; proven at the very highest level of competition

Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc 9.0

The Aeroad was radical when it launched and had many other manufacturers playing catch-up; the new disc version ups the ante

Cervelo S5

The S5 was genre-defining in the aero road market when it launched and is still holding its own years later

Fairlight Strael

Superb UK-conditions steel road bike that's a favourite here at road.cc

Kinesis Tripster AT

Adventure bike of the year in 2017-2018, the AT is a fantastic do-anything bike for all surfaces

Mason Bokeh

Capable and good-looking adventure bike with an involving ride

Pinarello Dogma F10

Another bike that's proved itself at the very highest level, the Dogma's F10 incarnation is more aero than ever

Specialized S-Works Diverge

Money-no-object adventure machine that gets Specialized's new Future Shock damper at the front

Specialized S-Works Tarmac

WorldTour-level race bike: If it's good enough for Sagan, what's your excuse?

Trek Madone 9.0

Integration taken to the extreme, and IsoSpeed comfort too; the Madone is bristling with tech

Gadget of the year

We all love a gadget, and here are the six finalists that made it through the nominations process. There can only be one winner though.

Shimano Dura Ace Di2

The slickest Shimano groupset ever? 14 WorldTour teams will be riding it this year...

Garmin Edge 520

Garmin's excellent 520 packs masses of functionality into a neat package

Garmin Vector 3 pedals

The latest Vectors are the best yet, with all of the electronics in a much improved pedal body

See.Sense Icon

Our winner last year and on the shortlist again: a great light with connected features too

Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt

Wahoo are taking the fight to Garmin with great performance. Plus it's aero!

Wahoo Kickr

One of the best of the latest crop of direct drive trainers, with great road feel and accurate power

Innovation of the year

What's the new (or even not so new) thing that you think is the best idea this year? Here's your shortlist…

4DP from The Sufferfest

It's not just about your FTP any more: The Sufferfest's new bechmarking model covers you from endurance to sprinting


Strava's not new but it continues to be the go-to portal for ride logging


A big year for Zwift as it goes mainstream - will indoor cycling become a discipline in its own right?

Close pass mats

Educating drivers to give cyclists more room out on the roads

1x road drivetrains

Is the front mech dead? Not yet, but 1x bikes have already picked up their first wins at the highest level

Road tubeless

Better tyre choice, more consistent results - road tubeless is coming of age

Clothing of the year

There's always one bit of kit that's first out of the wardrobe. Here's the six that came out top of the pile in your nominations. But which of these six would you reach for first?

Castelli Gabba

A classic and still the go-to top for many for hard work in bad conditions

Gore Active One Shakedry

Gore's incredibly thin Active One fabric has set a new standard for outer layers

Kask Protone

You want aero, you need venting: the Protone gives you the best of both worlds

Rapha Brevet insulated gilet

A great layering option for riding through the cold UK winters

Sportful Fiandre Norain bib tights

Great fit, great warmth, great water-shedding performance: a must for wet winter rides

Ekoi Heat Concept overshoes

The difference between frozen feet and toasty toes

Cycling Champion

Champion means different things to different people, and the people who you nominated are certainly a diverse bunch. But if you had to hang a medal round the neck of one person (or organisation), who would it be?

Peter Sagan

Another great year for Sagan: unstoppable on his day

Chris Froome

Will 2018 be the year of the Giro/Tour double?

Chris Boardman

Talking more sense about everyday cycling in the UK than anyone else for years now

Annamiek van Vleuten

With time trial, track, cross country and road palmares this year, is there anything she can't do?

Cycling UK

Renamed charity has refocused and is leading the way with cycle advocacy

West Midlands Traffic Police

Their close pass initiative has reduced road danger and is now being widely copied

Voting is now closed.

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.