British Cycling - Governing Body For Cycling
Goals & Strategy
British Cycling's current strategy is outlined in the "Whole Sport Plan". The ambition of increasing membership to 100,000 in 2013 sits alongside broader goals of inspiring participation in cycling as sport, recreation and sustainable transport through achieving worldwide success in cycle sport.
What is British Cycling Doing For You?
British Cycling's growing membership helps add weight to the organisation's influence, both in corridors of Westminster and in the wider sporting environment. Every extra member gives us more clout as we pursue campaigns, such as "Keep racing on the Roads" and build ground-breaking relationships with bodies such as the Forestry Commission and Sky. The international success of the GB Team and Sky Pro Team also enhance British Cycling's influence, helping us to secure funding for projects such as facilities and club development. It all helps us to defend and enhance cycling's position in society.
British Cycling membership provides support and benefits to all levels of cyclists. Members enjoy discounts from top cycle retailers plus legal support and insurance. In addition, by joining British Cycling, you are actively supporting all the work we do, helping us to invest in cycling facilities, supporting the future of on and off road cycling through our work with the Forestry Commission and Central Government plus govern the development of cycle sport, right up to elite level.
Explore Membership Options | Compare Membership Packages
Cycle Sport & Major Events
British Cycling's Cycle Sport staff underpin and co-ordinate the organisation of over 3000 sporting and recreational cycling events every year. Across six disciplines of cycle sport, a structured calendar of events provides a smooth pathway from grass-roots to elite level competition. Pitching for Major International Events with the World and European governing bodies provides inspirational spectating opportunities whilst enabling our top riders to compete against the world's best on home soil. Event organisers have access to a range of support and resources.
Event Calendar | Results & Reports | Rankings | Regional Event Support Staff
Great Britain Cycling Team & World Class Performance Programmes
British Cycling's Cycling World Class Performance Programmes are funded by UK Sport and the National Lottery, who support Olympic and Paralympic sports. British Cycling employs Olympic Coaches and supports elite cyclists across Track, Road, Mountain Bike and BMX, with the express aim of winning medals at World Championship and Olympic events. There are also age-group development programmes to spot and develop young talented riders. The GB Cycling Team has developed into a world-leading force since the advent of Lottery funding in 1998.
GB Team Homepage | Join the Team | 2012 Olympics Homepage
Coaching and Education
British Cycling's Coaching and Education department supports a network of qualified coaches through a range of coaching qualifications and courses. These coaches play a vital role in the development of cycling from club level right through to the GB Cycling Team. The department also provides ride leader and cycle training qualifications for the leisure and utility cycling markets.
Coaching & Education Homepage | Awards Overview | Cycle Training
Go-Ride & Club Development
Go-Ride is British Cycling's development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills. Go-Ride also includes club development and accreditation strands, plus delivery through schools. Go-Ride lso supports a novice under-16 competition programme called Go-Ride Racing.
Go-Ride Homepage | Go-Ride for Clubs | Go-Ride for Schools | Go-Ride Racing
Sky Ride & Sky Pro Cycling
Sky Ride is a national campaign from Sky and British Cycling created to inspire and help everyone - whatever their age or ability - to get on their bikes and have fun. Our ambition is to get 1 million more people cycling regularly by 2013 and we've created a whole range of ways for people to get involved. From big traffic-free events, to local rides, from routes and trails to courses and training, there's something for everyone. The Sky Pro Cycling Team is the other major link up between British Cycling and Sky, a world-class road racing team targeting the Tour de France and other leading races.
Sky Ride Website | Team Sky Website
Key Corporate British Cycling Information
Here are some of the key contacts, publications and other information which outline British Cycling's goals and strategies in a little more detail, plus expand on the organisation's structure and staffing:
Publications: Annual Report
Partners & Sponsors: The organisation's key partners