The 2019 BikeBiz Awards will take place today, 12th September.
The 11th annual ceremony is returning to the Cycle Show at the NEC Birmingham, in conjunction with the exhibitor after-party.
It will be an opportunity to not only celebrate the collective successes of the UK cycling scene, but also a chance to rub shoulders with the sector’s finest and network with peers, colleagues, friends and even rivals.
The Awards will be hosted by writer, presenter and author Jools Walker. Her blog, VéloCityGirl, focuses on different aspects of cycling, including cycle-style, adventures on two wheels and how to widen participation in the activity.
V12 Retail Finance has been confirmed as the drinks reception sponsor for this year’s Awards, and it will also be sponsoring the Best Omnichannel Retailer Award for 2019.
Citrus-Lime has been confirmed as an event partner. The EPOS and e-commerce specialist will also be sponsoring the Best Independent Bike Dealer Award for 2019.
Saddleback will be sponsoring the BikeBiz Woman of the Year Award.
Tickets are on sale now at a price of £28 (+ VAT).
6.00pm: Drinks reception and food
7.00pm: Awards ceremony
7.30pm: Post-ceremony drinks and networking
The finalists for the BikeBiz Awards 2019 are:
Best Independent Bike Dealer, sponsored by Citrus-Lime
Backyard Bike Shop
JE James Sheffield
Arragons Cycle Centre
Rockets & Rascals, Poole
Best Omnichannel Retailer, sponsored by V12 Retail Finance
Best Retailer Services
Green Commute Initiative
V12 Retail Finance
Bike Brand of the Year
- Genesis Bikes
Black Mountain Bikes
P&A Brand of the Year
Bike Distributor of the Year
- Raleigh UK
P&A Distributor of the Year
- Raleigh UK
The Cycle Division
Innovation from a Newcomer
BikeBiz Woman of the Year, sponsored by Saddleback
- Katharine Butler, Freebike
Jessica Strange, Velo Me
Laura Bailey, TI Media
Fran Millar, Team INEOS
Gretta Cole, Velorution
Alexandra Rico-Lloyd, The Bike Club
Victoria Hood, Team Jadan Weldtite
Rachael Walker, Hopetech
Judith Smith, Primal
Emily Brooke MBE, Beryl
Cycle Advocacy Award
- The ACT
Local Bike Shop Day – Random Adventure
Keeper of the Peak