Cough £150 and you become an award sponsor, with naming rights on STW's website, a logo in the mag write-up, two tickets to the bash and a logo etched on to the glass plaques handed to the award winners. A bike company can't sponsor the 'bike of the year' award but everything else is up for grabs.

Sponsors sought for Singletrack award categories

The title sponsors for year’s awards are Kona and the Hub in the Forest of Glentress, hence the hotel venue, the Tontine Hotel in Peebles.

The event will be staged on the evening of 26th November.

Sideways Cycles has already claimed the Best Trail Centre award but the others are still available.

Singletrack’s Mark Alker wants more IBDs to get involved:

"It’s a great chance for a shop to get some valuable media exposure plus you get to join us for a ride, a posh meal and beer," readers will soon be asked to help choose the nominations for each of the awards. This will be narrowed down to three finalists in each category before putting being put to a reader vote.


Best New Product 2005 – Hardware

The accessory, gadget, upgrade or add-on that has rocked your riding world in the last year.

Best New Product – Software

The clothing item – from head to toe – jackets, shoes, gloves and even helmets that has made your riding that little bit more comfortable, safe or fast.

Best New Bike of 2005

Best bike of the 2005 model year. The best riding, best value, best looking bike that you own, or would like to own in the real world.

Bike Porn

Damn the practicality, this is your dream bike, your ‘what if’ bike. The one you’d ride all day every day and then get home and stare at.

Best Published Image

Best image – in a magazine, calendar or other printed medium in the last year. That’s back to Singletrack issue 18.

Best UK Event

Best event in the UK in 2005 – whether it be a show, a race, a festival of cycling.

Best UK Trail Centre

We’re not looking for one trail over others, we’re looking for the best trail centre – so a combination of facilities, cafés, feel and, of course, sweet trails.

Best Mail Order

The bike shop or online retailer who has given you the best service over the last year – a combination of stock, price, helpfulness and punctual delivery.

Best article in 2005

Going back to the end of last year (issue 18), the best written article in a UK magazine.

Best Bike Shop

The hotly contested crown for the UK’s best ‘bricks and mortar’ bike shop – a heady mix of bikes, spares, good tea and greasy bike mechanics.

Mountain Bike Personality of the Year

The person who has done the most in 2005 to further the sport we love, be they frame builder, race promoter, journalist or bike racer.

Singletrack Editors’ Award

The award given by the staff at Singletrack for the person who has helped further the magazine most in the last year.

Tickets for the event are £25 a head and the Tontine hotel has a special room rate of £25pppn including breakfast.

Book award dinner tickets at tel: 01706 813344.

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