Best UK Event, Show or Series – Singletrack Reader Awards 2019 Finalists

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Always one of the closely fought and highly campaigned for prizes, we’re looking for you to choose your ‘Best event or series’. Whether it’s the atmosphere, the trails, the charity support, the beer tent or a magical mixture of all these and more that make for a great day out, you can be sure that behind the scenes there’s an organiser or two with a clipboard and a stressed glint in their eye. Show your appreciation for the folks that make things happen, and cast your vote.

The Finalists – Best UK Event, Show or Series

Hopetech Women’s Enduro

Vic Hopetech Women's Enduro
Even our Vic was moved to race.

A new kid on the block that’s welcomed everyone from first time racers to world beating pros, this two year old enduro at Gisburn forest shows that it’s as much about the attitude as it is about the course. The biggest women’s event of the last two years seems universally popular, and with 302 racers already signed on for this year’s October event, riders are showing their confidence that this will be another great year of fun and racing.

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Mountain Mayhem

A change is a good as a rest – and a rest makes for some great change? There were a few raised eyebrows when the change in venue and format were announced, with plenty of ‘it’ll never work’ type mutterings. The naysayers were proven wrong, with a great festival vibe and plenty of smiling faces proving that this event has entered a new dawn.

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MTB Meetup

MTB Meetup 2017
Matching helmets are not compulsory

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride – this volunteer run event has been in the running for this award for so many years we’re losing count, but has never quite lifted the coveted title. But the organisers aren’t in it for accolades, they’re in it to see a great day out that raises money for charity. There’s no entry fee, but the rider raffle raised over £1,500 this year, thanks to the energy of the organisers and generosity of sponsors. A grass roots event if ever there was one.

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Vote and win!

Just for voting in this year’s awards you could be in with a chance of winning a Shimano shoe and pedal combo, courtesy of

Competition T&Cs:

  • You must vote in all categories to be entered in the draw.
  • Don’t ride spds? A flat combo is available
  • Lazer Impala helmet is available in a choice of black or white only
  • No cash alternative available.
  • If your shoe or helmet size is not available Freewheel will provide an alternate prize of equivalent value and status.

Ready to vote?

If you’ve checked out all the categories and finalists then you are ready to cast your votes. Don’t forget that to be entered into our voter prize draw you need to vote in all categories.

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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.

Comments (2)

    Delighted to be nominated for a 4th year in a row! Despite the drizzle this year we had a fantastic weekend hosting MTBMeetup and we raised an awesome £2,400 towards Stu Taylor’s fund raising for Prostate Cancer – fingers crossed this is our year!

    This could be your year! Don’t stop campaigning and good luck 🙂

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