The brand new Cycling Media Awards cover all corners of the cycle press, from specialist magazines and websites, to national and mainstream media, fitness brands and broadcast.
The winners will be voted for by a panel of over 150 judges from the professional cycle press and then announced at the awards evening on Thursday October 16th at The Bloomsbury Ballroom, London. 150 of the UK’s top cycling media will be invited to attend for free. More details at www.cyclingmediaawards.com
Individual category sponsors include Cycle Alert (Cycle Campaign of the Year), Lapierre (Coverage by a Mainstream Website), the Austrian National Tourist Office (Coverage in a Health & Fitness Magazine), DMR (Use of Photography) and Cycleguard (Coverage by a Newspaper).
We revealed the finalists last month, as voted by our readers, and here is the first of a look at the finalists that are in contention for an award:
Best Use of Photography – Sponsored By DMR Bikes
The global quarterly cycling mag merges style, passion and emotion with thoughtful, intelligent content.
Cyclist aims for breathtaking imagery and uses some of the sports best photographers.
Rouleur uses photography to celebrate the passion and beauty of the sport.
The Ride Journal
This all-encompassing mag doesn’t pigeon hole riders and uses original photography with specially commissioned illustrations.
Specialist Print Writer
Andrew Dodd – MBUK
Features editor at MBUK, Dodd is keenly behind building a better MTB infrastructure.
James Spender – Cyclist
This cycle journalist won the 2014 PPA Rising Star/New Talent for Journalism Award.
Kaya Burgess – The Times
Not only a news reporter, Burgess helped lead the Times’ ‘Cities Fit for Cycling’ campaign.
Lara Dunn – Women’s Cycling
Dunn not only writes for Women’s Cycling, but has also worked for Cycling Plus, Countryfile and others.
In recent years this ex-racer is best known for daring to take on the UCI and Armstrong.
Rebecca Charlton – IPC
This author and broadcaster writes across Cycing Weekly, Cycling Active, Cycling Fitness and MBR.
Ross Lydall – London Evening Standard
Chief news correspondent Lydall covers cycle news in London.
Warren Rossiter – Immediate Media
Technical editor Rossiter is one of the key journalists putting in the hours for Cycling Plus’ bike of the year comp.
Specialist Online Writer
Ben Carlson-Oakes – Sportive.com
The self-styled ‘baroudeur’ enthuses over cycling, coffeehouses and style over suffering.
Dan Joyce – road.cc
With 23 years in cycle journalism, Joyce also edits Cycle Commuter and Cycle for the CTC.
James Huang – BikeRadar
A bike tech writer since 2005, Huang not only tried out tons of gear but also used to fix them as a shop mechanic for 14 years.
Matt Brett – road.cc
In bicycle media since ‘96, Brett has edited both 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus.
Kirsty Ho Fat – Women’s Cycling
Ho Fat supported female cyclist as Total Women’s Cycling editor and now as online editor at Women’s Cycling.
Marc Basiliere – Bikerumor.com and Singletrackworld.com
Now at Singletrack as ‘US Special Agent’, Basiliere has over 25 years on MTBs.
Tom Edwards – BBC
BBC London transport correspondent Edwards has written plenty about cycling in the capital for an enviably wide audience.
See the full list of Cycling Media Awards 2014 Finalists here.
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