Your guide to the finalists
Last year’s winner of Best Consumer Mag was bagged by this privately owned mountain bike magazine. Chipps Chippendale, Mark Alker and Shaun Murray remain at Singletrack after founding the ever-popular title at the start of the century.
Shred used to be the UK’s smallest bike magazine when it launched back in 1996 as a local bike mag. Over the years the title has risen in stature, scope and circulation. In 2002 the mag adopted a free business model, going online in ‘05 and is moving with the times by working on a Shred App, bringing the mag to the iPhone and iPad.
The prestigious Cycling Plus did nothing to knock its hard-earned reputation when it won the PPA specialist consumer mag award in June. The Rob Spedding-edited title saw its last ABC circulation increase an impressive 15.8 per cent year-on-year, its 12th consecutive rise.
Factory Media’s BMX-centric title focuses on all aspects of the sector, showcasing fancy riding from around the world and featuring parts reviews, event updates and much more. Profiling up-and-coming BMX talents, offering freebies for readers and approaching its 150th issue, Ride UK has had another impressive 12 months.
IPC Media’s weekly two-wheeled focused title specialises in breaking cycle racing news from the UK and abroad, providing race reportage, fitness advice, product reviews and inspirational features for cyclists.