London Cycling Awards: Consumer Award Finalists

London Cycling Awards: Consumer Award Finalists


London Cycling Campaign members took the handlebars for nominations in the Consumer Awards, with the finalists then put to the public vote.

The contenders for each of the five award categories are as follows:

Cycling Brand of the Year            

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Bobbin Bicycles
Tom Morris and Sian Emmison’s brightly-coloured traditional bikes and accessories recapture the magic and excitement of a first bike ride. Since 2007 they have developed the Bobbin brand with products now available at leading retailers.

Brompton Bicycle
One of only two major frame manufacturers still based in the UK, Brompton’s ethos since they began production of their folding bicycle was to increase people’s independence and freedom.

Look Mum No Hands!
A pit-stop and after-ride hangout for cycling fiends and coffee lovers alike, Look Mum No Hands! now has two bike cafés in London.

Rapha was created to celebrate road riding and develop the best performing and most stylish cycling clothes and accessories in the world. The first collection was launched in 2004.

Launched in 2012, Vulpine make cycling apparel that’s both stylish and practical, with garments made for the ride and destination.

Best Small Bike Retailer

Sponsored by PlantLock and Green Roof Bike Shelters

Bikeworks provides cycling services to both consumers and organisations and has four stores with workshops and maintenance courses. They also work with the community offering cycling programmes and training.

Brixton Cycles
A worker’s cooperative since 1983, Brixton Cycles has been sweating to keep you rolling for over 30 years. 

London Green Cycles 
London’s Cargo Bike specialist offers bikes for sale and rent and is championing this market to the capital.

This North London retailer offers everything for cyclists from products and accessories to bike workshops and a free bike wash.

Pearson Cycles
Established in 1860, Pearson Cycles is the world’s oldest bike shop and is now run by the fifth generation of the Pearson family. The Pearson’s have two branches; one in Sheen and one in Sutton. 

Best Large Bike Retailer

Sponsored by London Cycling Projects

Chain Reaction Cycles
Chain Reaction Cycles was established in 1985 and has grown from a small family-owned bike shop to the world’s biggest online store.

Cycle Surgery
Founded in 1992 by a pair of cycling enthusiasts, Cycle Surgery now has 30 stores nationwide.

Evans Cycles
From its first shop on Kennington Road in South East London, Evans Cycles has grown into an established bike retailer with stores all over the UK.

Founded by Frederick Rushbrooke in Birmingham in 1892 as a wholesale ironmongery, in 1902, Rushbrooke moved to a store on Halford Street in Leicester and started selling cycling goods.

Run by sports enthusiasts for sports enthusiasts, this online retailer’s aim is to give as many people as possible the choice to access cycling and tri-sports.

Cycling Champion of the Year

Sponsored by Cycle Surgery

Andrew Gilligan
A British journalist and radio presenter, Andrew Gilligan was appointed as Cycling Commissioner for London in January 2013 by Mayor Boris Johnson.

Chris Boardman MBE
British former racing cyclist who notably won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics and broke the world hour record three times. In 1992, he was awarded an MBE for services to cycling and is an advocate of policies to increase utility cycling in the UK. He is also British Cycling's Policy Adviser.

Donnachadh McCarthy 
Co-founder of the Stop Killing Cyclists group and author, broadcaster and journalist on environmental issues.
Laura Trott OBE
Double Olympic Gold Medallist and professional cyclist, Trott first began cycling with her mother who took up the activity to lose weight.

Dr Rachel Aldred
Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster, Dr Rachel Adred runs Westminster’s MSc in Transport Planning and Management and is an elected Trustee of London Cycling Campaign and Chair of its Policy Forum

Bike Blog of the Year

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Cyclists in the City

Danny Williams is a renowned blogger who writes engaging articles about cycling as transport and issues facing London cyclists.

Established by Mark Ames in 2009, ibikelondon aims to “stimulate discussion about the place of the humble bicycle in the urban realm - specifically London - and to look at ways in which we can rehabilitate it into our lives”.

London Cyclist
Through his blog London Cyclist, Andreas Kambanis hopes to encourage readers to cycle more often and explore more of London.
Edited by Tony Farrelly,’s mission is to be an online resource for all cycling matters, from news and reviews to campaigns.

Total Women's Cycling
Edited by Heather Irvine, Total Women’s Cycling is the UK's most popular cycling website for women.