The London Cycling Awards 2016 were recently hosted by Spin London cycling festival at the trendy Truman Brewery off Brick Lane.
The awards were opened by Ann Kenrick, Chair of London Cycling Campaign, who has managed to achieve a lot for London cycling over the last few years. Cycle journeys in London have now reached around 20% of tube usage and the recently opened superhighways are encouraging more and more Londoners and visitors to take to their bikes.
The London Cycling Awards 2016 were presented by film star, comedian and ex-cycle courier Michael Smiley, whose most memorable line was that his bike was his “psychiatrist between his legs“.
Here’s the longer version - “The endorphins cycling gave me made me realise that I could do stuff with my life, that things were attainable. Cycling gives you all this positive energy, you never get off a bicycle depressed“.
Mr Smiley rattled through the nominees, including Litelok, with great energy and humour. And the winners are…
Mason x Hunt 4season Disc Wheelset
Best Urban Cycle Clothing Range
I was very pleased to meet Ade from Howies as I’ve long been a fan of theirs.
Best Cycle Innovation
Well what can I say – it was a lovely surprise to win this award and it will really help us. I did have a ‘moment’ when it was announced as I weaved my way up to meet Michael Smiley, who was utterly charming.
Thanks very much to John Kitchener at London Cyclist for nominating us.
Best Cycle Project
Pro-cycling Business of the Year
Cycling Champion of the Year
Community Project of the Year
Brothers on Bikes
Best Cycling Event
Cycle Revolution at the Design Museum
Best Large-Scale Infrastructure Scheme
East-West Cycle Superhighway
Best Borough Infrastructure Scheme
Tavistock Place trial, Camden
Best Bike Shop (voted by the public)
South London: Brixton Cycles
There were 1600 public votes cast and Brixton Bikes was a very popular choice as the winner – saving its shop from closure by running a crowd funding campaign.
All in all it was a great evening and we came away with an award which was a fantastic surprise…
Litelok® founder, Neil Barron
We won Best Cycle Innovation because Litelok is the world’s first light, flexible & super secure bike lock. Be sure to browse our range of locks today.