Best Image – Singletrack Readers Awards 2016

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We love great photos here at Singletrack Magazine. It’s what sets us apart from many other magazines and websites and we’re happy that we work with so many great photographers to get photos for the magazine and website on a daily basis.

Choosing the nominations for the best image was hard. We could have picked entire articles full, but we’ve narrowed it down to the most popular votes – and what a choice!

Grant Gunderson. First published on the cover of Issue 107.

This cover image has it all: a great looking trail, a competent looking rider and a great chance of peril. Look closer though and you’ll see tiny Swiss villages in the distance, and a world unaware of this shredding of the edge going on right here.

Singletrack issue 107 cover

Mattias Fredricksson. First published on the cover of Issue 106.

A great reminder that even the best rides and riders don’t always go to plan. A perfectly set up shot – perhaps for a cover or a catalogue shoot – a speeding rider and then an unseen sniper-rock, or slippy root on the apex of a turn and BOOM! you’re flying over the bars just as the distant photographer squeezes off a perfectly composed shot. You couldn’t have done that if you’d tried.

singletrack issue 106 cover

Sam Needham. First published in Issue 102 ‘The Factory of Hope’.

Sam Needham’s photo of the two owners of Hope Technology sharing a cuppa and cheery chat was already a popular shot – showing how down to earth the whole company is over at Hope, and how relaxed the workplace seems to be, but it’s become even more significant since the death of Simon Sharp, seated on the left of the shot.

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