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Olympic Development Programme - Endurance, Sprint, BMX, Mountain Bike
Posted August 16 2011
The Great Britain Cycling Team's Olympic Development Programme (ODP) is recruiting for Road, Track (endurance and sprint), BMX and Cross Country Mountain Biking.
For this year's intake, we are predominantly looking for riders born 1994 and 1995 but for BMX will also consider applications from 1993 born riders eligible to compete as a first year elite men/women. What the coaches are looking for in athletes is a strong work ethic, self-discipline, commitment and skill. Sheer physical ability is not enough on its own. The willingness to work on weaknesses and an open mind to advice and coaching are essential.
The programme for 2011 - 12 will run on a similar basis to that of 2011 with both national and international training camps and races put in place to gain experience and develop technical, tactical and lifestyle skills. The bulk of the training camps will be run in school holidays, throughout the year.
There is a no closed door policy so for riders that are unsuccessful at this stage, there could, if performing at a high level, potentially be opportunities to guest with the programme at other times in the year.
If you would like more information on what the programme is about then please see the following articles.
The deadline for receiving applications is Friday September 9 2011. Download Application Form. Successful applicants will join ODP for 1 November 2011.