Women's Cycling Awards 2020 results announced

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Women's Cycling Awards 2020 results announced

The London Bike Show and Cycling UK have announced the winners of the 2020 Women's Cycling Awards, celebrating some of the outstanding achievements by females in the last 12 months.

Originally scheduled to take place on the opening day of the postponed London Bike Show, the award winners were announced via social media channels on the 27 March. The online ceremony featured an introduction from host Anna Glowinski and messages from various award winners.

Consisting of a total of 12 categories, 11 of which had shortlists selected by a judging panel of high profile women working in the cycling industry, the awards include a wide range of categories from Pro Rider of the Year to Volunteer of the Year and Unsung Cycling Heroine. The winners were then selected by public vote on the Cycling UK website where thousands of votes were cast. A full list of the award winners can be found below. 

The awards celebrate a variety of female talent and achievements from across the cycling world from record breakers to neighbourhood champions. The awards were launched with the aim of inspiring many more women to get on bikes and encourage those who do, to push themselves to even greater feats.

Winner of the Influential Woman of the Year category, Dame Sarah Storey was nominated not just for her cycling performance and ambassadorial role for cycling, but for her work as the Active Travel Commissioner for Sheffield City Region where she is promoting cycling and walking in the city. "It’s fantastic to see that every time we go out on our bikes there are more women cycling and specifically at this time more and more people are looking for ways to stay active. Bike riding is a fantastic way of getting out in the fresh air."

It’s fantastic to see that every time we go out on our bikes there are more women cycling and specifically at this time more and more people are looking for ways to stay active. Bike riding is a fantastic way of getting out in the fresh air.

Dame Sarah Storey

An Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Annemiek van Vleuten for her incredible performances throughout the previous season. The World Champion's winning performance in Yorkshire has been described as one of the greatest rides of all time with a dramatic 104km solo breakaway. In addition to becoming World Champion in the road race, she achieved 3rd in the World's Time Trial, was the winner of the Giro-Rosa, Strada Bianche, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, not to mention adding the Dutch National time trial championship to her palmarès for the fourth time.

She was selected from the other 11 award winners by the judging panel once the public vote had closed after the panel deemed her to have made the most outstanding contribution to women’s cycling within the last twelve months, considering the impact, the reach they have, how they have benefited women’s cycling and the ability of their achievement to inspire more women to cycle.

Cycling UK supported the awards as part of our active promotion of women's cycling. We are delighted to see a number of our 100 Women in Cycling not just nominated but also winning, including Volunteer of the Year Sarah Javaid and Rising Star Eme Cosh. Nominations for this years 100 women list are open now

The 2020 Women's Cycling Award winners

Women’s Cycling Writer of the Year

2020 winner: Emily Chappell​

Women’s Cycling Event of the Year

2020 winner: The Women's Tour

Women’s Cycling Team of the Year

2020 award winner: Canyon - SRAM Racing

Pro-Rider of the Year

2020 award winner: Annemiek van Vleuten​

Women's Cycle Clothing Brand of the Year

2020 award winner: Stolen Goat

Women's Bike Brand of the Year

2020 award winner: Liv

Cycling Heroine

2020 award winner: Fiona Kolbinger​

Volunteer of the Year

2020 award winner: Sarah Javaid​

Influential Woman of the Year

2020 award winner: Dame Sarah Storey

Cycling Club of the Year

2020 award winner: InternationElles​

Rising Star

2020 award winner: Eme Cosh

Outstanding Achievement Award

2020 award winner: Annemiek van Vleuten 

 

A full list of all the 2020 nominees can be found on the Women's Cycling Awards page.

Celebrating Women's Cycling at the London Bike Show

Due to the ongoing threat of coronavirus Covid-19 in the UK, the London Bike Show was postponed from it's original dates in March. It has been rearranged for 3-5 July, depending on the situation at that time. The show will feature a celebration of the Women's Cycling Awards, the Casquette Live stage and continue to promote women's cycling. Cycling UK members can buy discounted tickets for the rearranged London Bike Show.

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