Only ten nominees will make their way onto the UK Mountain Bike Hall of Fame this year, to be revealed at Mountain Mayhem this June.
Last year Pacific Edge Events created the UK MTB Hall of Fame in 2012 to recognise mountain bikers of all disciplines and also key figures in the mountain bike industry who have all made a significant contribution towards making mountain biking in the UK what it is today.
Rather unbelievably, the nominees don't include Geoff Apps, who was mountain biking before it was mountain biking, who created a mountain bike before there were mountain bikes and who ran mountain bike events before there were mountain bike events. He remained an influential figure in the early days of UK mountain biking. Despite having support from MTB pioneer Gary Fisher, the US Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has yet to induct Apps but for the UK version not to include him is surprising in the extreme.
Voting is now open and closes Sunday June 2nd. The 2013 nominees are:
This year Wiggle Mountain Mayhem will be held in a new location – Gatcombe Park on June 15th and 16th. The UK Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony will take place at Gatcombe Park in the Mountain Mayhem main arena on Friday evening, June 14th.
For more information about MTB Hall of Fame or Wiggle Mountain Mayhem contact Patrick Adams on 01298 687 331.