And it'll be sponge and custard for pud. "Although it's a very posh hotel so you can expect something very special," said Singletrack's Mark Alker. The awards evening takes place on 15th November, with an assortment of rides available in the afternoon before the dinner and the next day. Tickets cost £29 per plate and are "limited in number so prompt action is required to confirm your booking," promised Alker

Pie and peas supper lined up for Singletrack awards evening

For the past two months, readers have been nominating bikes,

shops, people and magazine articles for the Singletrack Mountainbike Awards 2002.

The results will be announced at a posh supper held at Scaitcliffe Hotel, East Lancs, preceded by a private viewing of the MTB art exhibition at Towneley Hall.

The exhibition and dinner is sponsored by Sideways Cycles, Race Face, Basta UK and Xero.

Sideways Cycles is one of the three IBDs nominated as ‘best bike shop in the UK’ (although some would say Chain Reaction is not an IBD). Tim Johnson of Sideways is a regular contributor to Singletrackworld’s bulletin board.

"The awards are more than just an evening’s grub and speeches," said Alker. Here’s the


Friday 15th November

12pm: Meet at Towneley Hall for a guided ride on one of the excellent local Pennine trails. Two rides- Easy and er.. less easy.

5pm: Meet in the Gallery for a private viewing of the exhibition with drinks on arrival.

7pm: Transfer to the Scaitcliffe Hotel. Drinks on arrival.

8pm: Three course meal + wine.

9pm: Award presentations. (Broadcast live via webcams on

10pm: Charity Auction of specially commissioned Jo Burt original.

10:15pm: Bar open until 12:30am

Saturday 16th November

11am: Two guided rides from the Scaitcliffe hotel on the Pennine moors to "blast away the cobwebs of the night before."

Accommodation is available at Scaitcliffe Hotel, which has 29 high-quality twin rooms on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Tickets for the awards evening, including accommodation, are £70 per person.


Best UK Trail:

CYB – Karrimor Route

Glentress – Black Route

Afan Argoed – Former 9 Feet trail

Mountain Biker Of The Year:

Patrick Adams

Steve Peat

Daffyd Davies

Best Bike:

Specialized Enduro

Orange Sub 5

On-One Inbred

Santa Cruz Superlight

Bike Porn:

Seven Duo

Ellsworth Truth

Cove Hummer

Best Image:

Geoff Waugh – Three kings, MBR June 2002 + Art Of Mountain Biking Exhibition

Mark Alker – Singletrack 2 Cover + Art Of Mountain Biking Exhibition

Seb Rogers – Calendar 2002, May

Best Article:

Mike Davis – Peace and harmony through riding – Feng Shui Of MTB,

Various Mags (Singletrack 2)

Chipps Chippendale – Riding The Snowy Gauntlet, Singletrack 5

Craig Latimer – Armchair feature, Singletrack 1

Best Event:

Sleepless In The Saddle

Red Bull Mountain Mayhem

Coed Y Brenin Fat Tyre Festival

Best Ad:

Rocky Mountain – DPS Singletrack 3-5 + Other mags

Sideways Cycles – Singletrack 6

BikeMagic – Various Cycling Mags, Distracting cyclists from work campaign

Best Shop:

Chain Reaction

Chelmer Cycles

Sideways Cycles

Ticket enquiries: 01706 819146

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