Cycling Weekly - - WELCOME - SI­MON RICHARD­SON Ed­i­tor si­mon.richard­[email protected]­

Last week we hosted our first ever Cy­cling Weekly Awards night, where we an­nounced our riders of the year. For the last 10 years we’ve had a sin­gle count­down of riders, with past win­ners in­clud­ing Sirs Chris Hoy and Bradley Wig­gins, Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome, Lizzie Ar­mit­stead and Emma Poo­ley.

But this year, with the help of our spon­sor Garmin, we went big­ger and bet­ter with separate awards for the best male and fe­male riders, a ris­ing star, do­mes­tic rider and more. We also recog­nised the great and good from the grass roots, nam­ing Bri­tain’s best club and a lo­cal hero, along with the best char­i­ta­ble initiative.

It was also a real thrill to award our first ever life­time achieve­ment award to the one and only Brian Robin­son. The stand­ing ova­tion he got was with­out doubt my high­light from an amaz­ing night.

If you read our web­site or fol­low us on so­cial me­dia, you’ll al­ready know who won these awards — over the fol­low­ing pages we tell you why they won, and who they beat. Af­ter all, it’s once again been a pretty good year for Bri­tish cy­clists.

We’ll be back on Jan­uary 3. Un­til then, from all of us at Cy­cling Weekly, have a won­der­ful Christmas and a very happy new year.

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