Scotland and Wales did well at Singletrack magazine's awards bash held in Peebles on Saturday night. US editor and bike do well, too. For the first time in 43-years, Sideways Cycles did not win the 'best bike shop' award.

Singletrack Awards: the winners

The awards were nominated and voted for by readers of Singletrackworld.com

Best New Product – Hardware: Hope Vision Lights

Best new product – Software: Howies Merino Base Layer

Best Bike: Orange Patriot 66

Bike Porn: Santa Cruz Nomad

Best Event: Fort William World Cup

Best Trail Centre: Glentress Forest

Best Article: A Cultural Compression Between Two Worlds, Singletrack magazine by Mike Ferrentino

Best Published Image: Singletrack Issue 21 Cover Shot by Rob Hamilton-Smith

Best Mail Order: Chain Reaction Cycles

MTB personality of the year: Steve Peat

MTB Initiative Award: The 7Stanes Project

Best Bike Shop: The Hub at Glentress

In other news...

Hotlines adds USWE backpacks to portfolio

Hotlines has added USWE to its portfolio. USWE, pronounced “you-swii”, makes bounce free action backpacks …