Cycling Weekly’s Awards also to crown “Britain’s Best Mechanic”

Cycling Weekly has revealed that, as part of its inaugural awards ceremony, the gongs up for grabs will include recognition of “Britain’s Best Mechanic.”

Having formerly run a UK-wide hunt for Britain’s Best Bike Shop, the publisher will open the voting phase will open early in July. The final round will be a skills test overseen by GB Cycling’s head mechanic, Mark Ingham.

Victor Alway, Marketing Manager at Cycling Weekly and MBR, said: “Teaming up with Park Tool and British Cycling is a really exciting part of the campaign. Alongside Cycling Weekly and MBR’s fantastic influence in print, online, email and social media, British Cycling will help us reach a huge portion of the cycling community.

This access to cyclists, bike shops and the mechanics themselves will allow us to uncover the best of the best.”

Cycling Weekly’s Awards will take place on December 12th at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London. The winner of the Best Bike Mechanic gong will be announced on September ahead of the ceremony.

The Britain’s Best Bike Shops campaign saw the title’s readers vote 21,300 times to see Edinburgh Bicycle Co-Op crowned overall winner, while MBR’s audience selected The Trailhead as the best off road store. Regional winners were also announced.