Best Author – Singletrack Reader Awards 2019 Finalists

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Whether it’s an epic tale of derring-do, a bit of thoughtful reflection, a humorous take on life on wheels, or even a technical review, we love a well written article. We were looking here for nominations for best author – recognising that sometimes it’s not just a single article that stands out, but a whole body of work. Web and magazine content were eligible for this category – here’s what made it through:

The Finalists – Best Author

Antony de Heveningham

Antony is known for both his turn of phrase and his well argued trail advocacy articles. Access rights might not seem all that entertaining, but under Antony’s pen the issues are both clear and amusing. Reviews are always a highlight, combining technical insight with gems such as ‘the Great Wheel Size Kerfuffle of the mid 2010s’.

Antony is more rad than his jumpers might suggest.

Jason Miles

Jason is a regular columnist in Singletrack Magazine, as well as occasional feature writer. He can be relied upon to turn an arduous lycra clad epic into an amusing tale of bodily disfunction. A healthy disrespect for authority is combined with an actual ability to get shit done, and his no nonsense northernness continues – earning him a nomination for the second year in a row, despite his fondness for disco slippers and riding Too Far.


KeepOnRollin has been nominated for the single article ‘What If I Want To Die Every Day Of My Life?’, a powerful admission of the search for the sensation of ‘happy’. This article reached beyond the bike world, and as well as the nominations for this article, we received a number of emails upon publication thanking KeepOnRollin for this piece.

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Thank you for respecting KeepOnRollin’s anonymity.

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Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

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