We can officially announce that the Cycling Media Awards, hosted by BikeBiz publisher NewBay, will return for a triumphant 2016 event, located once again at the grand Islington Metal Works in central London. The event, which is set to place on November 10th 2016, will be the third instalment of the now-established Cycling Media Awards, with two very successful previous years in the bag.
We are delighted to confirm the return of bike insurance brand Cycleguard as a main sponsor of the event. The brand has been an active presence in the cycling industry for many years, and is a keen supporter of celebrating those in the world of cycling media.
Also joining us for the night as our official media sponsor will be BIKE Channel, whose English free-to-view channel was recently launched; they have been very busy securing key LIVE events such as Gent-Wevelgem & Tour de Romandie, and creating original shows such as City Guides and the upcoming reality series, The Coach, for the UK market.
Filippo Ubaldini, President and Founder BIKE Channel, says: “We are thrilled to partner with the Cycling Media Awards this year, and do our part in celebrating the successes of these industrious partners. We are also looking forward to sponsoring the YouTuber of the Year Award, and going forward, will be striving to encourage and engage with more user-generated content across our channels. There is so much great content out there waiting to be discovered.”
The winner of the award will get a chance to promote their content across BIKE’s on-air distribution on Sky, Virgin and Freesat, and will also be able to take advantage of media training alongside BIKE Channel’s top on-air talent.
The 2015 event saw some 140 people from the industry and media in attendance, and featured a host of memorable moments, such as the posthumous acceptance of Singletrack employee Jen Hill’s award by her husband, following the popular cycling expert’s sad passing earlier in the year.
Amongst those in attendance were representatives from BikeRadar, who was presented with the Website of the Year Award, Cyclist, who snapped up the Best Use of Photography Award, and The Guardian, who were honoured with the Best Coverage by a National Newspaper Award.
The 2016 event will feature awards in categories for bloggers, print writers, photographers, and for the first time ever, Youtubers, amongst a host of other great categories selected by a panel of cycling’s most respected names.