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BikeNZ is giving you the chance to recognise your favourite New Zealand cyclist with the BikeNZ Road and Track People’s Choice Award.

If you think our very own Jesse Sergent or Simon van Velthooven are legends and are deserving of the honour then nominate them. 

Nominate them for the honour of being New Zealand’s favourite cyclist.

The previously self-proclaimed “people’s champion” Gordon McCauley was formally awarded the 2011 title at the BikeNZ Road & Track Rider of the Year Awards Ceremony earlier this year.
Gordy was loved by the people for “the Commonwealth Games road race where he sacrificed his chance in the Time Trial for his country. That’s unheard of in sports nowadays. He’s a Kiwi legend.”
Can Gordy retain the title, or is there someone else you would much rather spend a five hour ride with?

This is your chance to tell us who you love and why you love them. It doesn’t need to be because they are fastest, maybe they are the fiercest, the funniest or the friendliest.
So what’s the process?
First of all we need you to tell us who you think should be a finalist for this award. Nominations are now open. You need to get all nominations in by 11 November.
The top five people with the most nominations will then be the finalists. Voting will then be open on the 14th November for you to show us who you love most.
Voting will close 16th December.
The People’s Choice Award will be awarded at the BikeNZ Road and Track Rider of the Year Awards, 6th January 2012 in Christchurch.
Nominations Open: Today
Nominations Close: 11th November
Voting Opens: 14th November
Voting Close: 16th December
Awards:  6th January 2012