A host of fantastic projects, organisations, retailers and individuals were recognised this evening at the London Cycling Awards 2015.
Among the winners were Brooks, Prudential Ride London, The Bike Project, Look Mum No Hands! and E5 Bakehouse, all of whom received trophies at the event attended by leading figures and organisations of London’s cycling industry.
Members of the public, London Cycling Campaign supporters and a specially chosen expert panel selected this year’s winners for their outstanding achievements for cycling across nine categories.
Over 3,000 people cast their votes online for their favourites – in categories that included Best Cycling Hangout, Cycling Event of the Year, Community Project of the Year, Youth Project of the Year and the Business by Bike Award – to show their recognition of the people, organisations and projects that make the wheels of the city turn around.
“The London Cycling Awards celebrate the vitality of all things cycling in London. Our winners are pioneers who have strived to make our streets safer for cycling and to attract new cyclists,” said LCC Chief Executive Ashok Sinha.
“They are businesses that are raising the bottom line through cycling and they are grassroots projects that are using cycling to improve lives, including for some of London’s most disadvantaged people.”
Cycling is a key tool for addressing the many quality of life, transport and environmental challenges London faces – so stay tuned for when London Cycling Campaign re-launches the award-winning Space for Cycling campaign in the lead up to next year’s London Mayoral Election.
The London Cycling Awards, in association with online publication Londonist, is the only UK urban cycling awards ceremony dedicated to London’s passionate cycling community – whether you’re a commuter on a Brompton folders or a Lycra-clad roadster, this is your chance to celebrate London cycling.
London Cycling Awards 2015 gallery
Photos taken by Ben Broomfield
Full list of London Cycling Awards 2015 winners
Editor’s Choice Awards (voted for by editorial panel of London Cyclist magazine)
R2 Field Pack from Mission Workshop
Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle
Overade Plixi Folding Helmet
Winner: Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle
Youth Cycling Project of the Year (sponsored by Royal Dutch Gazelle and voted for by the public)
Winner: Community Cycleworks
Cycling Event of the Year (sponsored by Rollapaluza and voted for by the public)
The Tweed Run
Prudential Ride London
Winner: Prudential Ride London
Business By Bike (sponsored by Bobbin Bicycles and voted for by the public)
Winner: E5 Bakehouse
Best Cycling Scheme (decided by expert panel)
Finalists: Islington Cycling Club
Winner: TfL Cycling Workplaces
Best Cycling Hangout (voted for by the public)
Finalists: Cycle PS (Camberwell)
Look Mum No Hands (Old Street)
Winner: Look Mum No Hands
Community Project of the Year (sponsored by Osbornes Solicitors and voted for by the public)
The Bike Project
Greenwich Islamic Centre Cycling Club
Haringey Cycle Gateway
Winner: The Bike Project
Space for Cycling Award (voted for by expert panel)
Finalists: Deptford Creek Bridge
Leonard Circus Shared Space
Walthamstow Village Mini-Holland trial improvements
Winner: Walthamstow Village Mini-Holland trial improvements
Cycling Champion of the Year (voted for by LCC members)
Finalists: Brian Deegan, Principal Technical Planner at TfL
Val Shawcross and Caroline Pidgeon, Joint Chairs of GLA Transport Committee
Peter Murray, Chair of New London Architecture
Winners: Val Shawcross and Caroline Pidgeon