Safer Lorries, two-way streets and Sir Bradley Wiggins honoured in new-look London Cycling Awards

ITV's face of the Tour de France Ned Boulting (above-right, or in this animated GIF via presented last night's London Cycling Awards.

Transport for London's Safer Lorries procurement programme - only using the best-trained drivers and best-equipped lorries - was honoured as the Best London Cycling Initiative in the London Cycling Awards.

Its programme was praised as an essential step towards reducing the number of cyclists killed by lorries each year, and was recognised for helping to promote a "culture of safety" among haulage contractors in the capital.

The Best Borough Cycling Project award was shared by the London Borough of Camden and the City of London for their area-wide programmes of reverting one-way streets to two-way for cycling.

Both programmes were praised for making tens of thousands of local bike journeys more convenient and direct, and for promoting a model that could be rolled out by other boroughs quickly and at low cost.

The full list of awards-winners is below....

London Cycling Awards 2013 winners

Best London Cycling Initiative
Transport for London 'Safer Lorries' procurement programme

Best Borough Cycling Initiative (joint award)
London Borough of Camden and City Of London, two-way cycling on one-way streets

Best Community Cycling Project
London Bike Kitchen (pictured above)

Best Schools Cycling Initiative
Hackney Bike Around The Borough

Best Workplace Cycling Initiative
Heathrow Cycle Hub

Best Cycling Champion
Sir Bradley Wiggins 

Best Bike Brand

Best Product
Brompton folding bicycle

Best Cycling Communication website

Best Retailer
Cycle Surgery

Read details of the public vote winners and nominees here, and details of our panel award-winners and those who were highly commended here.

Successful winners from across the cycling world 

Hackney's Bike Around the Borough picked up the Best Schools Initiative award, while London Bike Kitchen won the Best Community Project, and Heathrow Cycling Hub won Best Workplace Initiative.

Sir Bradley Wiggins was voted London's Best Cycling Champion in the London Cycling Awards, with clothing brand Rapha, Brompton Bicycles, cycling website, and the Cycle Surgery chain of shops also picking up public vote awards.

At the awards ceremony, hosted by ITV’s voice of cycling Ned Boulting, was held at St Martin-in-the-Fields and saw industry bigwigs, politicians, civil servants and broadsheet journalists mix with mechanics, volunteers, bloggers and schoolchildren at an evening of celebration and recognition for the best in London Cycling.

The event was the culmination of an amazing year for cycling, and over 10,000 votes were cast in the awards by a public eager to applaud their cycling heroes.

London Cycling Campaign chief executive Ashok Sinha said:

“The awards come at a fantastic time for cycling, and we’re thrilled so many people voted in our new-look London Cycling Awards, and congratulate our winners as well as everyone who was nominated.”

“This has been an amazing year for cycling - more and more Londoners are enjoying cycling for their everyday journeys and it’s clear that cycling has really captured the imagination of the public.”

“This has also been a fantastic year for us, after we gained support from over 40,000 people for our Love London, Go Dutch campaign, which culminated in the 10,000-strong Big Ride.

"As a result, all the mayoral candidates signed up to our Love London, go Dutch vision, and we've seen much of what we asked for writ large in the Mayor’s new Vision For Cycling.

"We've also helped thousands of people cycle through our grass-roots projects, run in partnership with local community groups and businesses.”

Winners receive their London Cycling Awards

Best London Cycling Initiative TfL Safer Lorries procurement programme


Best Borough Cycling Project London Borough of Camden/City of London


Best Schools Cycling Initiative Hackney Bike Around the Borough


Best Workplace Cycling Initiative Heathrow Cycling Hub


Best Community Cycling Project London Bike Kitchen 


Best Bike Brand Rapha


Best Cycling Communication


Best Cycling Product Brompton folding bicycle


Best Retailer Cycle Surgery