We would like to take some time out to thank those companies who thought the Total Women's Cycling Awards deserved some support.
The Total Women’s Cycling Awards 2014, in association with The London Bike Show, was the ultimate celebration of the individuals, initiatives and companies that have made women’s cycling so triumphant over the last 12 months.
The companies showcased over the next couple of pages were incredibly proud to be associated with the Awards, highlighting their commitment to women’s cycling.
Whether it was by helping sponsor categories, providing support for our stand or even supplying some rather amazing prizes - we couldn't have brought the Total Women's Cycling Awards to life if it wasn't for their support and for that we thank them profusely.
[part title="Headline Sponsor - VeloVixen"]
These awards simply wouldn’t be possible without our headline sponsors, VeloVixen.
More than simply an online shop, VeloVixen specialise in the highest quality cycle clothing and kit available for female cyclists.
They've established a community around their site, creating weekly VeloVixen rides and are passionately dedicated to supporting women’s cycling.
Commenting on his decision to support the Awards, Phil Bingham said, "VeloVixen will be headline sponsor for the inaugural Total Women’s Cycling Awards. This is a thrilling moment for us and for women’s cycling, as it’s the first awards ceremony on this scale specific to women’s cycling."
[part title="Sponsors of UK Cycle City of the Year - Bern"]
Bern are well-known for producing stylish helmets for protecting heads in a number of sports; snowboarding, skiing and of course cycling. Made to the highest quality, they're a good bet if you want impact protection, but dull isn't your thing.
With their bright, colourful helmets gracing the heads of cyclists in cities all across the UK, this category was the natural choice for Bern to support.
Our readers awarded London as UK Cycle City of the Year and Andrew Gillighan, cycling commissioner for London was on hand to pick up the prize.
[part title="Sponsors of UK Cycling Event of the Year - Cycle Surgery"]
It's been a big year for cycling, and Cycle Surgery were happy to show their support for cyclists of every level and discipline, from new riders to pros, by sponsoring this category.
With hundreds of cycling events over the past 12 months. Races, series, rides, right through to festivals and shows – there was a lot for our readers to choose from.
Crowned winner was Prudential RideLondon Surrey – 100, the new annual event created from the Olympic legacy.
Here's to even more fantastic events in 2014!
[part title="Sponsors of Women's Cycling Personality of the Year - 9bar"]
9bar produce nutritious energy bars, including vegan-friendly seed based options, available in a variety of flavours. Here's why they've chosen to be involved in the Awards.
"Here at 9bar we are proud to support the inaugural Total Women’s Cycling Awards. Firstly, who wouldn’t want to be a part of celebrating such great achievements?
"Secondly, the 9bar product lends itself nicely to supporting athletes who take part in sports such as cycling.
"We have chosen to sponsor the Women’s Cycling Personality of the Year category in particular as there has been so many great achievements over the past year.
We really wanted to be a part of rewarding and celebrating with the athletes nominated and the eventual winner of such a prestigious title. We sponsor cyclists as part of our Team 9bar group of athletes and to be a part of rewarding athletes for the tremendous efforts they put into their achievements is what we are all about."
[part title="Sponsors of Pro Ride of the Year Award - Dare 2b"]
Action sports clothing specialists Dare2b are the category sponsors for the Pro Rider of the Year Award.
Known for producing a huge range of kit for mountain biking and road cycling, their products are technical, vibrant and great value for money.
"We at Dare 2b have a passion to support and provide kit for athletes of all levels and sports, so the sponsorship of the Pro Rider of the Year seemed most relevant to us.
"Our athletes also help us in the development of our products in order for us to provide the best in technical innovation and ability. We would like to wish every rider the vey best of luck!"
[part title="Sponsors of UK Cycle Venue of the Year - Jet2holidays"]
We're lucky to have some amazing cycle venues here in the UK, and Jet2holidays are happy to support and recognise this.
They're an award-winning tour operator with a focus on cycling - so once you're done exploring all the UK has to offer, or if you fancy cycling in some winter sun, then check them out.
Jet2holidys have flights from 8 UK airports, their hotels are set up for cyclists, and you can even pre-book bike hire if you don't want to bring a steed with you.
[part title="Sponsors of Unsung Cycling Heroine Award - BG Innovations"]
Celebrating the women who make a huge difference to cycling at a grass roots level, and often go unrecognised, BG Innovations were the proud sponsors of the Unsung Cycling Heroine Award.
Although BG Innovations, a part of Team BG, are a firm best known for their long history in motorsport and car industry, they've made the leap over to the cycling market with both lubrication and bike protection products.
They have a new PRO range, consisting of 'PROclean-gold' a natural plant based degreaser and cleaner, and two 'PROtecht' products, to prevent corrosion and provide protection for bikes from mud, water, salt, acid and other corrosive substances.
[part title="Voters prize draw supporter - SCOTT Bicycles"]
Last but by no means least, SCOTT Bicycles supplied Total Women's Cycling with an incredible prize to reward and acknowledge the importance of our readers taking the time to vote in the Awards.
Each completed voting form was entered into a draw to win an amazing prize bundle, with the star prize supplied by SCOTT – a Contessa Genius 710 bicycle.
SCOTT have an extensive range of women’s specific bicycles, gear and clothing, with options for all levels and disciplines of rider.
They have also demonstrated their support for women’s cycling through sponsorship of various teams and athletes across road cycling and mountain biking.