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.