British Cycling has today opened a six-week long consultation on the future of each of its six cycling disciplines, the next step of a major project which will help the governing body to prioritise investment and resource and enable it to work more strategically in the future.
The consultation, which is open to feedback from anyone, is designed to gather the views of riders, coaches, commissaires, event organisers and of all those involved with the individual disciplines, in order to ensure that the voice of the sport is heard, listened to and acted upon.
The initial consultation period will last until January 31, at which point all responses will be collated and draft plans will be produced for each discipline.
British Cycling’s Cycling Delivery Director, Danielle Every, explains:
“As a national federation, we’ve had huge success in recent years at both international level – with the Great Britain Cycling Team – and domestically, in terms of growing our cycling disciplines.
“We feel that now, we have reached a point in that development at which the individual disciplines’ characteristics, opportunities and challenges need to be looked at in detail, so that we can help unlock the unique potential of each.
“We also know that there are few people better qualified to provide this information than those involved with the disciplines week-in, week-out, and in seeking their opinion, we are determined to shape plans which will see each discipline continue to thrive.”
The consultation is open to all, and can be accessed here.
Once the consultation phase closes on January 31, British Cycling will use the responses to formulate initial plans for each discipline.
The next stage of the process will see draft discipline plans shared for further feedback in April before publication of the final plans in the autumn of 2020.