February 9 2010.

The 2009 MCN awards were announced at last week's Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show, held at London's Excel.

Award: Biking Hero
Winner: Bob Brown - Former Police motorcyclist who was instrumental in setting up the phenomenally successful Durham Bike Wise motorcycle event which attracts thousands of riders every summer.

He spent many years serving as a police motorcyclist in Britain's most bike-friendly Police force teaching riders to ride better and safer, and now helps young kids get a taste of motorcycling legally in Durham with a mini-moto experience

Award: The Dave Taylor Lifetime achievement
Winner: Sammy Miller MBE.

Award: MCN Man of the Year Award (sponsored by National Accident Helpline)
Winner: Valentino Rossi

Award: MCN Machine of the Year.
Winner: Yamaha YZF-R1

Award: Best dealer with only one outlet
Winner: Lloyd Cooper of Watford

Award: Dealer of the Year specialising in one area
Winner: Get Geared of Leatherhead

Award: Wholesaler of the Year
Winner: Motohaus Powersports

Award: Dealer of the Year with more than one outlet
Winner: George White Superbike Centre

Award: Product of the Year (clothing)
Winner: Forcefield Pro Sub 4 back protector

Award: Product of the Year (accessories or services)
Winner: Scottoiler E-system

Award: Product of the Year (tyre)
Winner: Michelin Power One