how it all began
Pacific Edge Events wanted to create the UK MTB Hall of Fame in order to show recognition of mountain bikers of all disciplines and also key figures in the mountain bike industry.
Over a period of time, these figures will have all made a significant contribution towards making mountain biking in the UK what it is today through sport, passion and sheer hard work.
When we first spoke to James McRoy, Jason McRoy’s Dad, about our plans he immediately offered the support of his company, Glass Frog, with social media. Glass Frog have been a great help in getting that side of the Hall of Fame up and running. Jim’s support was swiftly followed by what we call our Founder Supporters, a fantastic group of companies from the cycle industry who have completely got behind our Hall of Fame project. We thank them all.
In the first year, along with our first industry supporters, we have pre-selected 12 people to be the first inductees to set the ball rolling.
By creating a virtual UK MTB Hall of Fame in the form of a website, we are providing a vehicle whereby riders and supporters can be the judge and jury of who will be elected in future years. A voting system will be introduced and will be limited to one vote per email address.
Every year, beginning in 2012, the UK MTB Hall of Fame will have a tangible presence at the UK’s premier MTB event, Mountain Mayhem, in a marquee specifically for the purpose. There will also be the inaugural UK Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony, which will become a major feature of Friday evenings at Mountain Mayhem in years to come.
We look forward to an exciting future for all mountain biking fans everywhere.
If you want to become a Hall of Fame Supporter please email us.