singletrack reader awards 2016

Singletrack Readers’ Awards: The Winners!

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The Singletrack Readers’ Awards have grown from an excuse to get together for a few beers to a proper grown up awards ceremony with nominees, trophies, acceptance speeches, and black tie. Actually, there’s no black tie. That would be just a little too grown up, and bike industry employees are pretty attached to their plaid shirts. There was still beer though, and food, and it’s still great to get everyone together for a relaxed catch up away from the madness of press launches.

singletrack reader awards 2016

So who was there? What were they wearing? Who stumbled on the red carpet? Did anyone *gasp* turn up wearing the same dress as someone else? We’ll be bringing you all that important information in our Hello issue of Singletrack, Issue 109, out October 20th. You could also watch the whole ceremony as we broadcast it live on Facebook:

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It’s worth watching just for the bit where Chipps explains how he came to own the jacket he was wearing. On a less frivolous note, it’s also worth watching for Jo Burt’s speech on behalf of Morvélo – it’s quite lovely, Jo was clearly moved giving it, and we were all moved listening to it. Thanks Jo.

Reader Awards
Wil keeping a safe distance from Chipps in *that* jacket

Put your hands together, raise a glass, and please be upstanding for your winners…

Best Hardware


  • Airshot
  • Schwalbe ProCore
  • SRAM Eagle

Winner: Airshot


Best Software


  • Lazer Revolution Helmet
  • Morvélo F**k Cancer Socks
  • Vaude Moab Mid STX AM Shoes

Winner: Morvélo

Best Bike Under £1000


  • Orange Clockwork 120
  • Sonder Transmitter SRAM NX1 Sektor
  • Voodoo Bizango 29r

Winner: Orange Clockwork 120

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Bike Under £2500


  • Bird Aeris 140FS
  • Pace RC127
  • Whyte T130S

Winner: Whyte T130S

whyte t130s

Best Bike Over £2500


  • Ibis Mojo 3
  • Intense Primer
  • Robot Bike

Winner: Ibis Mojo 3

Ibis Mojo 3

Best Published Image


  • Singletrack Issue 102: The Factory of Hope by Sam Needham
  • Singletrack Issue 106: Cover Shot by Mattias Fredricksson
  • Singletrack Issue 107: Cover Shot by Grant Gunderson

Winner: Sam Needham


Best Written Article


  • Ecuador – The Avenue of the Volcanoes – by Cass Gilbert, first published in Issue 106
  • Magic In The Margins of The Day – by Doug McDonald, first published in Issue 106.
  • On The Rampage: Behind Freeride’s Biggest Freakshow – by Fahzure Freeride, first published in Issue 103.

Winner: Fahzure Freeride – On the Rampage

issue 103, red bull, rampage

Best Event


  • ‘Ard Rock Enduro
  • Fort William World Cup
  • MTB Meet Up

Winner: Fort William World Cup

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Best Mailorder Service


  • Chain Reaction Cycles
  • TF Tuned

Winner: Chain Reaction Cycles

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Best Trail Centre


  • Coed y Brenin
  • Llandegla
  • Whinlatter Forest

Winner: Coed y Brenin

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Mountain Biking Personality


  • Rachel Atherton
  • Steve Peat
  • Tracy Moseley

Winner: Rachel Atherton

Rachel Atherton

Best Bikeshop


  • Blazing Saddles, Hebden Bridge
  • Garage Bikes, Morley
  • Soho Bikes, London

Winner: Blazing Saddles

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Singletrack Legend

Voted for by the Editorial Team at Singletrack, this award goes to Mike Hall for his feats of epic endurance, not least winning this year’s Tour Divide in record time.

Mike Hall Tour Divide
Picture Credit: Anthony Pease Photography

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, and thanks to all our readers for nominating, voting, and coming along with us for the ride. We couldn’t do it with out you – see y’all next year (and hopefully a fair bit in between too!).

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Hannah Dobson

Managing Editor

I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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