Welcome to the Scottish Cycling Performance Hub.
Here you can find out more about Scottish Cycling's Performance Pathway including information about Youth Clusters, RACE National Programmes, Performance Development Programme and selection policies for upcoming events.
The Scottish Cycling Performance Programme has a clearly defined set of long-term goals that apply across all of our work – from our Youth Programmes through to those on the Performance Development Programme:
- More Scottish riders winning more medals at Olympic / Paralympic, World and Commonwealth level, more often.
In order to achieve long term success, we are focused on developing talent. Our short–medium term primary objective is to:
- Identify and develop a pool of talented athletes who demonstrate the ability, desire and ambition to achieve at the highest level.
- This has been our approach over a number of years and following our successes including the numbers of riders achieving membership of British Cycling Performance Programmes, achieving selection to compete for GB, and graduating onto World Tour Teams, we believe we have the right formula.
Youth Cluster Sessions
Youth cluster sessions are the first step on the Performance Development Pathway, These sessions provide development opportunities for youth riders who have demonstrated intention or an ability to compete at Scottish regional races and prepare riders for RACE National.
Riders should discuss attendance with their club coach prior to signing up for a cluster session, you can find more information on 2023 Cluster sessions by clicking below:
Our RACE National programme is aimed for Youth A (Under 16) or second-year Youth B (Under 14). The programme provides riders with the opportunity to work with Scottish Cycling performance staff, focusing on areas key of rider development; with an eventual aim for riders to progress to the Scottish Cycling Performance Programme, you can read more about RACE National below:
Performance Development Programme
We have also seen some excellent results from riders across the age groups and disciplines competing for Scotland over the past two years and we look forward to this continuing as an important part of our strategy
Applications for the Performance Development Programme are now open for 2023-24!
More information, including how to apply can be found by clicking below.
This page includes selection criteria for for major events including Commonwealth Games and British inter-regional championships.
Athlete Representive Group
Scottish Cycling is committed to supporting rider wellbeing, allowing riders to thrive both on and off the field of play. By listening and engaging with rider’s views, Scottish Cycling aims to incorporate rider's voice into performance programme strategic and operational activity.
The primary objective of this group is to support rider wellbeing, continue a culture of continuous improvement and support the achievement of individual and programme performance objectives.
You can find out more here:
Scottish Cycling has a no-tolerence approach to doping. Our mission is to protect the integrity of our clean sport within Scottish Cycling.
You can read our latest Anti-Doping Report for 2022 by clicking the link below.
Contact The Team
If you have any additional queries regarding Scottish Cycling's performance programme then feel free to contact us via email:
Rider Enquries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Welfare and Protection - email@example.com
Commercial and Media Enquries - firstname.lastname@example.org