Nominated and voted for by you, our readers, the votes have been counted and the winners have been revealed at our star studded awards ceremony. There were definitely more flannel shirts than sequins on display, but as usual Chipps made up for the lack of general glitz by outdressing almost everyone in an astonishing array of cowboy themed gear. Clearly he’s ready for his sabbatical to Moab.
If you tuned in on our live feed from the awards, you’ll already know who won what, but if you missed it or you want a quick recap, read on.
Best Hardware: Rockshox Lyrik RC2
- BikeYoke Revive Dropper post
- Shimano XTR groupset
Best Software: BELL Super DH Mips helmet
- Julbo Renegade glasses
- Specialized 2FO 2.0 shoe
Best Bike Under £1500: Calibre Bossnut Evo
- Genesis Longitude 2018
- Sonder Evol NX1 Recon
Best Bike Under £4500: Cotic Solaris Max XT Cane Creek Helm
- Bird Aeris AM9 X01/XX1
- Canyon Spectral CF 8.0
Best Bike Over £4500: Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon C XO1 Reserve
- Mondraker Foxy XR 29er
- Orange Stage 4 Factory
Best e-MTB: Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Carbon
Best Image: Rider/snow/moon. Issue 115 – Nathan Hughes
- Issue 119 cover image – Sven Martin
- Issue 118 cover image – Sam Needham
Best Author: George Thompson – #MakingUpTheNumbers
- Barney Marsh
- Tom Johnstone – Internal Struggle
Best UK Event, Show or Series: Ard Rock Enduro
- Malverns Classic
- MTB Meetup
Best Bike Shop: Pedal and Spoke, Peaslake
- Cycle Factory, Todmorden
- Riders Cycle Centre, Skipton.
Best Trail Centre: Bike Park Wales
- Leeds Urban Bike Park
Best Online Service: Bird Cycleworks
- Keeper of the Peak
- Sixth Element
Mountain Bike Personality of the Year: Tracy Moseley
- Evie Richards
- Lee Craigie
Congratulations to all our winners and finalists, and thank you to all the readers for voting.
The awards themselves were made by local resident Tom Potter. Thanks very much to Tom for hand turning all the wooden bottles – it’s a super impressive bit of work and the awards feel lovely in the hand. Here’s an extra bit of trivia for you (that we didn’t know when we commissioned Tom to make the awards): he has previously machined elements of Ali Clarkson’s bikes to improve their balance and save weight. Ali and Pete Scullion will be featuring in Issue 122 of Singletrack Magazine – for a look at some of the riding they did, hop on over here.