Para-cycling Talent ID

Para-cycling Talent ID

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The Great Britain Cycling Team strives to ensure the continued success of our past and present para-cyclists, that success has seen the team finish top of the cycling medal table at every Paralympic games since 2008. 

The search for the next generation of track and road cyclists is a continual process. Our aim to continue to be a leading nation in the sport relies on regular Talent ID assessments. Assessments are available through Talent ID recruitment events or the Quarterly Talent Testing.

This process allows for individuals to show if they have what it takes to para-cycling coaches and/or pathway manager. The regularity also means we can track progression over time and throughout the year. We’re on the lookout for individuals who have the right physical and mental attributes to undertake the journey of becoming a medallist in international para-cycling. No previous cycling experience is necessary!

Have you got what it takes to be a Para-cycling champion?

Do you...

Fall into one of the four impairment groups eligible for para-cycling?

Neurological

Impairments with either central or peripheral damage that are either congenital or acquired.

For example; Athetosis, ataxia, dystonia and mixed spasticity/athetosis/ataxia/dystonia, peripheral nerve damage, impaired muscle power.

Locomotor

Including amputations, limb deficiency & limb length difference, impaired muscle power, impaired passive joint range of motion, multiple impairments that lead to a permanent and verifiable activity limitation.

Spinal Cord Injury

Complete or Incomplete Spinal Cord Lesion Injury.

Visual Impairment

Reduced or no vision caused by damage to the eye structure, optical nerves or optical pathways, or visual cortex of the brain.

Have the drive and passion to succeed?

Have talent waiting to be unearthed?

Hold a British passport?

If so we want to hear from you – sign up today! Click the link below and we will be touch with you to follow up very soon.

Sign Up

By completing and submitting an application form, you are signing up for #Power2Paris - a search for future para-cycling champions.

For more information, please contact John Lenton (Para-cycling Pathway Manager) at paracycling@britishcycling.org.uk.

Quarterly Talent Testing

The Great Britain Cycling Team (Para-Cycling squad) offers quarterly testing opportunities for potential athletes who are future para-cyclists be that new to the sport, involved in the sport or having previously attended Talent ID events . These testing opportunities are to ensure the sport offers opportunities regularly and every year for individuals to attend and monitor their progression whilst demonstrating that they have got what it takes to the para-cycling coaches and pathway manager.

Do you:

  • Have a national or international para-cycling classification?
  • Have the drive and passion to succeed?
  • Compete in para-cycling?
  • Hold a British passport?

If so, we welcome you getting in touch and want to hear from you. If you are new please complete the Talent ID sign up above.

For those of you not new to Para-cycling then  please contact John Lenton (Para-cycling Pathway Manager) paracycling@britishcycling.org.uk who will discuss this with you and look to invite you to attend a quarterly testing assessment date.

Talent ID & Quarterly Talent Testing Assessment Dates

Due to the current Covid-19 situation we have postponed our original dates and future dates will determined and communicated in due course. However, rest assured individuals who sign up or e-mail will be contacted.


DISABILITY & PARA-CYCLING IS FOR EVERYONE

Not everyone has what it takes to be a Para-cycling World and or Paralympic Medallist but cycling is open to everyone with a disability.

British Cycling Disability Hubs are the place to look to get involved with the sport of cycling, meet new friends, engage in physical activity, rehabilitation etc., so look no further. You can read more about the disability hubs and locations here.

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