Yes, they’re back folks. The Singletrack Reader Awards have returned once again for the ninth year in a row giving you the chance to air your views and vote.
The great thing about our awards is that they are entirely reader based, so it’s all about you and your experiences, so the results aren’t dictated by any bureaucratic back-handers.
We’ve got the categories ready and now all we need are your suggestions. Let us know who, or what you think deserves to be nominated in each category and we’ll whittle the nominations down to a final three or four for each and the selected nominations will be put to an X-factor style vote – where you decide the winners.
Send your suggestions to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Best New Product: Hardware
The best new product released in 2009 according to you. It can be anything from a tyre or a multi-tool to a pedal or a full groupset – as long as it has made your riding experience better.
Best New Product: Software
The best wearable product released in 2009. This includes everything such as shoes, hydration packs, gloves, jeans and even helmets.
Best New Bike
The best real-world bike released in 2009 (the crazy stuff comes in a minute). This is your chance to nominate the race, trail, freeride or DH bike that you’ve been most impressed with this year.
No cheeky business. This is for the bike that left the drool hanging out of your mouth this year and left you wishing you had a bigger wallet.
This category allows you to vote for any photographer who images have captured your attention in any of the last 8 editions of Singletrack.
Best UK Event, Show or Series
This is open to just about any event as long as it has occurred in the UK during 2009. It can be a race you’ve attended or even competed in, or it can be a bike show of festival.
Best UK Trail Centre
Which trail centre has given you the best blend of fantastic riding, facilities and overall enjoyment in the past year?
Best Mail Order.
Which company has been super prompt with delivery, great with stock and been equipped with knowledgeable staff?
Best Singletrack Feature
Was there a feature that you found inspired you, maybe there was one that made you laugh until it hurt? Whatever it was, let us know.
Best Bike Shop
This is for the local guy down the high street. Forget the on-line moguls here and let us know which real world shop has impressed you in 2009.
Mountain Bike Personality Of The Year
Who do you think has done the most to help further the mountain biking scene in the UK. Who IS UK mountain biking personified?
Send your suggestions to – email@example.com
Posted on: October 16, 2009