Total Women’s Cycling Awards 2015 – Finalists Revealed!

We reveal all the finalists for the Total Women's Cycling Awards 2015.

With the awards just over one month away, it’s time to announce the finalists of this year’s Total Women’s Cycling Awards in Association with Velo Vixen… drum roll please!!!

The Total Women’s Cycling Awards in association with Velo Vixen is a celebration of all things women’s cycling. We want to praise the people, brands and events that have supported its growth and ongoing progression throughout 2014.

These finalists are the result of our reader’s nominations. Within the 11 award categories are eight awards, which will be voted by you, our readers, giving you the opportunity to project your voice and opinion as a female cyclist back to the industry. The remaining three will be decided by a panel of influential women in the cycling industry.

Remember every vote counts, so spread the word, share the link, and get everyone you know involved! Voting is super simple, it takes just 6 minutes to complete. And even better than that, every person that takes the time to vote will be entered into a prize draw to WIN a WHOPPING £2500 worth of bike goodies which includes a carbon frame Boardman bike, a week long cycling holiday and more apparel than you could ever wish for!

Check out who made the cut below! Happy voting ladies!

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1. Bike Brand of the Year

Is it their selection of women’s specific bikes? Do you follow their pro-riders religiously? Or are they responsible for the steed you love to ride?

Whatever the reason, we want to know which bike brand you’ve been most impressed with over the last 12 months:

Trek                                                              Scott

Specialized                                               Liv

Juliana                                                        Pendleton


Read more about what these brands have done throughout 2014 here.

2. Clothing Brand of the Year

Baggies, lycra or urban cycle wear, we want to know the brand that has created the cycling kit you love to ride in, the gear you rate, the garb you tell your friends about.

Who’s hit the spot when it comes to giving us the kit we need, want and deserve:

Giro                                                                 dhb

Zimtstern                                                     Polaris 

Vulpine                                                          Rapha

Sugoi                                                              Pactimo

Get to know more about these brands and what they’ve been doing for female cyclists throughout the year here.

3. Female Specific Retailer of the Year

The cycling shop, online or in-store, who’s focus is on catering to the female cycling market.

It’s complete with the best female specific products, is very close to our hearts and has made cycling more widely available to females:

VeloVixen                                                      Everyone Bikes

Cycle Chic                                                      Pedal Chic

Gladys Bikes                                                 Bella Velo


Find out why each of these retailers deserve your votes here.

4. Cycling Retailer of the Year

Large or small, which online retailer has won your hard-earned pennies over the course of the 2014?

Whether they sell excellent women’s specific kit, they have a great selection of cycling accessories, or a super reliable service, vote now to recognise the very best of the web:

Wiggle                                                                           Halfords

Chain Reaction Cycles                                              Evans Cycles

Decathlon                                                                     Cycle Surgery

Specialized Concept Stores

Read more about what these cycling retailers have been up to over the year here.

5. Cycling Initiative of the Year

We want to reward initiatives that encourage more people to get on their bikes, whether that’s local, regional or national:

British Cycling Olympic Development Programme

The Near Miss Project


Evans One for the Girls

Herne Hill Velodrome Womens Sessions

Little Bellas

Trail Takeovers

Voted by an expert panel of judges.

 Take a read of what each of these initiatives has done for women’s cycling here.

6. Cycling Event of the Year

With this award we are recognising the rising number of incredible events in the cycling calendar that are inspiring women to get out on their bikes and ride.:

Red Bull Foxhunt with Rachel Atherton

The Grand Depart – Le Tour de France

The Friend’s Life Women’s Tour

Ride London 100

Revolution Series

Rapha Women’s 100

BHF London to Brighton

Get to know more about these events and what they mean to female cyclists here.

7. Women’s Cycling Team of the Year

This award will celebrate the triumphs of a women’s cycling team that you feel has achieved the most notable performance over the last twelve months.

Vote for who you feel has shown great teamwork, amazing skill, dedication and a bucket-load of grit and determination:

Matrix Fitness – Vulpine                                        Wiggle Honda

Boels Dolman                                                             Rabo Liv

Starley Primal                                                            MuleBar Girls

Shutt Squadra Donne

Find out what these girls have been doing within their teams for the sport here.

8. Pro-Rider of the Year

Professional women’s racing has gone from strength to strength, with the top UK riders smashing it on the racing scene worldwide.

No matter what discipline they ride, we want to know which UK female rider you feel has had the most successful season, has performed outstandingly, and deserves to be Total Women’s Cycling UK Pro-Rider of the Year:

Lizzie Armitstead                                                  Dani King

Marianne Vos                                                          Elinor Barker

Katie Archibald                                                       Manon Carpenter

Tracy Moseley                                                         Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

Read up on all the pro-rider finalists here.

9. Cycling Personality of the Year

Someone who’s done something special, who’s gone over and above to support, promote and raise the profile of women’s cycling in 2014:

Ottilie Quince                                                         Rochelle Gilmore

Laura Trott                                                              Emma Pooley

Kathryn Bertine                                                     Rachel Atherton

Girogia Bronzini

Voted by an expert panel of judges.

We’ve all got a favourite person in mind, but who will win? Find out more about the selected riders here.

10. Unsung Cycling Heroine of the Year

A woman who inspires people to get involved in cycling in their community. She could be someone who gives up their time or works to develop ways to encourage others to take to two wheels.

We want to recognise the remarkable achievements of women all across the UK.

Helen Wyman                                                           Di Higman

Glynis Francis                                                           Judy Robinson

Annefleur Kalvenhaar                                            Sally Hinchcliffe

Dr Rachel Aldred 

Voted by an expert panel of judges.

Find out why each and every one of these inspiring women deserve a big mention in our awards here.

11. Innovative Product of the Year

There’s been plenty of surprising developments in the cycling industry this year, but which one has stood out the most to you?

Fat Lass at the Back                                                MIPS Technology

Sugoi Zap Jacket                                                      Zwift

Clug Bike Holder                                                     Blaze Light

Proviz Reflect360

Get to know more about these interesting products which have helped to improve our cycling experience here.

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