Over the next twenty days Cycling Weekly will be revealing the 2012 British Riders of the Year. Starting at number 50, we will be counting down two positions every day until December 19.

The top ten will be revealed in Cycling Weekly’s Christmas issue, on sale Thursday December 20.

Although we’re going to keep the result a secret until then, you probably won’t be surprised by the winner of this year’s title. But who else will make the top ten after this incredible year for British cycling? And in what position will they be ranked? Mark Cavendish ‘only’ won six grand tour stages this year (the most any rider won) but would you put him in the top five?

With the incredible success on the track in the Olympics, and at the track world championships in April, where would you place the likes of the talismanic Sir Chris Hoy, or the irrepressible Laura Trott? And what about Sarah Storey? Four paralympic gold medals (along with a host of other impressive results this year) and on the shortlist for BBC’s Sports Personality of the year.

Then there’s the success the British junior riders have enjoyed. Lucy Garner and Elinor Barker stand out from another crop of talented young riders, but how to rank their achievements in a year where Brits won the Tour de France and a bundle of Olympic gold medals.

It’s not an easy task.

We want to know what you think. Fill out the form below and hit the submit button. We’ll collate the results and see how they compare with the opinion of our experts and a few external cycling commentators.

If you want to Tweet about our list, or your own top ten, use the #Ridersoftheyear hashtag to join the discussion.

Previous Winners


1 Chris Hoy

2 Mark Cavendish

3 Nicole Cooke


1 Mark Cavendish

2 Bradley Wiggins

3 Emma Pooley


1 Emma Pooley

2 Mark Cavendish

3 Geraint Thomas


1 Mark Cavendish

2 Bradley Wiggins

3 Chris Froome

Riders revealed so far…

December 3: Numbers 44-43

December 2: Numbers 46-45

December 1: Numbers 50-47