We’re revealing the Finalists in each of the Singletrack Reader Awards 2021 categories. Thanks to all of you for your nominations, and to our awards sponsors, Kona Bicycles. Here’s who made the cut for the Best Singletrack World Article.
Which article, published in our magazine or on Singletrackworld.com, gave you pause for thought, a moment of laughter, or just a good dose of escapism? This award will be awarded to the writer and photographer (or maybe the multi talented individual who did all the work) who delivered the goods and made an impression this year.
Hannah got a bit cross and impatient about access rights, and questioned what the restrictions are protecting – the land? Nature? Assets? Staying just about the right side of a rant, she wrote her thoughts down and the response in the comments section suggests she’s not alone.
Published at a time when most of couldn’t travel, go to the pub, or ride in groups, this story combined all three in an entertaining tale of a ride with friends doing silly things. Capturing many of the best bits of a great bike adventure – good fortune, misfortune, and unplanned detours – we laughed along, admired the scenery, and for a few pages escaped the confines of our own situations.
Amanda was supposed to be packing light and going for a pared back bivvy up a mountain to prove that bikepacking doesn’t need beards and loads of bags. We got that, but we also got a humorous tale of compound mistakes interspersed with impressive resilience, wrapped up in the warmth and support of good friendships. A proper mountain adventure on a proper mountain bike ride.
It’s all down to you, the public, to decide who wins each category – there’s no funny business or back room cheques. So enjoy our coverage of the finalists, and be sure to vote for your favourites. Voting will open on 18th October, and close on 1st November.
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