Useful downloads and links

Useful downloads and links

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This section of the talent development website has been designed to support you with useful resources and downloads which are relevant to your journey either as a club, coach, rider or parent.

Regional School of Racing Pathway Criteria

We have produced a guide which helps riders and clubs understand the British Cycling pathway and route, the guide offers advice and support showing what is required of athletes who aspire to take part in Regional School of Racing activity and beyond.  This guide will be periodically updated so please check back for updates.

Pathway Criteria Download

Strength and Conditioning Basics 

We have produced a guide which helps riders, parents and clubs understand the British Cycling Strength and Conditioning basics, click below to download.

S & C Download

These handy videos will also support the pre and post routines found in the strength and conditioning booklet:

Pre Routine

Squat Split Squat Glute Bridge

Post Routine

Spiderman T-Spine


Support for different areas of the Zwift platform, from turning off 'ERG Mode' to understanding which course to ride and race on, the answer will be below.  All details of the Talent Zwift events can be found here:

How to use Zwift

Zwift Account for young people 

Disable ERG Mode 

Zwift Insider 

Zwift on rollers

Talent Induction Videos

Each year, young athletes, their parents and coaches who are invited to take part in Regional Schools of Racing for the first time take part in a British Cycling talent induction.  Introduced in 2018, talent inductions bring together all the key stakeholders involved in supporting a young person on their cycling journey (parents, clubs/coaches & the system) into one place for a day of activity, support and education.  The aim, all stakeholders are aligned and agree actions to best/better support the athlete on their journey, an athlete-centred approach.

The below workshops were recorded at our 2018 talent inductions, all handouts can be downloaded supporting the video content.  The two presenters in the videos are;

1 - DR. David Grecic, University of Central Lancashire, Principal Lecturer in Sport.

2 – Sarah Chantler, PhD – Candidate, Leeds Beckett University.





Role Clarity

What is your role as a parent supporting a talented athlete in the British Cycling Pathway and how can you best provide support?



Parent Questionnaire #1

Parent Questionnaire #2

Parent Scoring Sheet

Data Observation

Exploring the coach, parent and rider relationship and the different types of support that can be provided to the rider.



Rider Development Planning

This workshop focusses on the main issues surrounding rider development, and the individual differences to achieve optimal training, competition and recovery.



Goal setting

The importance of goal setting, how to set effective goals and the impact that this can have.

Rider, Coach and Parent


Goal Setting Objectives

Profiling Activity

Profile Wheel   


Nutrition in the Talent Pathway

Focus on nutritional skills required for young people in the pathway.


Rider, Coach and Parent



Youth Guides to Competition

We have produced clear and concise guides which introduce British Cycling’s various policies and programmes for young people.  These guides have a specific focus on; competition structure, age categories, event specific demands and cover all six cycling disciplines. 

BMX Circuit/Road Track Mountain Bike Cycle Speedway Cyclo-Cross


Youth Specific Racing Information

BMX Circuit/Road Track Mountain Bike Cycle Speedway Cyclo-Cross

External Links

Cardiac Risk in the Young