How it works
entries & nominations
Monday 25 July – Friday 26 August, 12:00am
THE ONLINE VOTE
Friday 9 September – Friday 7 October
THE WINNERS REVEAL
Friday 4 November
Entries & Nominations
Members of the cycling trade community will be invited to put themselves in the running for one of our prestigious awards using an online form, while prosumers can also nominate their favourite retailers, brands or individuals in any relevant categories.
Entries and nominations will be open from 25th July and run until midnight on 26th August.
The BikeBiz team will then review every entry and nomination to ensure the necessary criteria is met, in order to then compile a shortlist for each award.
Shortlists will then be announced on 9th September, kickstarting the voting process.
This year, voting will be carried out either by our expert judging panel or by a wider vote open to the whole cycling industry, depending on the category (see below for the full list of awards and the voting procedure in each).
Most awards, including our brands of the year, and distributors of the year, will be decided by our judging panel, who will offer years of combined experience in the cycling industry to select the winners.
Our judges will come from a broad range of backgrounds in the industry, including retailers, distributors, and advocacy groups.
In order to make judging fair, judges will have to abstain from any award category that may relate to their own organisation, to avoid any conflicts of interest – for example, retailer judges will not be permitted to vote in the retailer category of awards.
Judges will vote using their own online form, selecting their preferred winner, and offering up a reason for their selection.
In other categories, including Woman of the Year, and IBD of the Year, voting will be open to the wider cycling trade through an online voting form.
Voting will be open from 9th September until 7th October, and after the closure, the BikeBiz team will collate all the results, ready for the big announcement.
Winners will then be announced on 4th November, online at BikeBiz.com and across our social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram), followed by a major feature in the December edition of BikeBiz magazine.