Winners! voted ‘Best Website’

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Every year, the UK’s bike trade magazine and website, has a gala awards ceremony to determine winners in many different categories. Some of them are of more relevance to the bike trade, such as ‘Best Parts and Accessories Supplier’ but others are of great relevance to independent publishers like Singletrack. The awards are voted on by a 50-strong panel of bike industry figures, so the awards carry far more independence, clout and authenticity than if it was just down to one person or a small editorial team.

This year, we were proud to be nominated for three awards: Best Consumer Magazine, Best Consumer Website and Best Use of Social Media and we’re even happier to have won in the category of Best Consumer Website against some stiff competition from the likes of Bikeradar, MPORA and

Winners with hangovers

Congratulations to all of the other winners. The full list appears here on

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped us win this award; our writers, photographers, the backstage crew that keeps the site running and the bills paid and the lights on, and you lot, the readers of that help keep us in business.


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (5)

    Did you win the ‘biggest hangover’ award this morning too?


    And very well deserved too! Congratulations all

    congwatuwations singletwack!
    chapweau two ywou.

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