If you are over 16 and would like to be part of an exciting British Cycling programme to help shape the future of cycling for young people, then read on.
The National Youth Forum was established by British Cycling to give young people the chance to turn ideas into opportunities and raise awareness of the sport in the community - to cyclists and non-cyclists alike. The forum is currently made up of 12 proactive young volunteers who represent other young people and ensure their voice is heard.
During its inaugural year, the National Youth Forum has achieved an incredible number of successes, which include the organisation of the first women-only Go-Ride Racing event, volunteering at a Go-Ride event attended by the likes of Sir Chris Hoy and the prime minister, being voted to sit on the National Council and appearing on regional radio to promote the work of young volunteers across the country.
How can I get involved?
Applications are now open for the 2017/18 National Youth Forum, please click here to access the application form and for more information. The closing date for applications is Friday 28 April. If you have any questions about the National Youth Forum then please don't hesitate to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your applications.
As a member of the forum, you will be representing the interests of young people within cycling and helping to develop future opportunities. A good knowledge and understanding of the issues that your peers face, along with some understanding of current programmes available for young people is therefore essential.
If you are passionate about cycling and committed to ensuring that young people remain involved in the development of the sport, then this is a unique opportunity for you to gain an insight into British Cycling, have an influence on the sport’s national governing body and gain valuable experience.
You will have the opportunity to:
- Develop leadership and communication skills
- Influence future British Cycling initiatives
- Participate in training/team building/other activities
- Meet other young cycling volunteers
The National Youth Forum will meet five times a year, at either the National Cycling Centre, Manchester, a London venue, a Leeds venue or your local Go-Ride conference next March. Travel expenses for all meetings will be covered by British Cycling.
We look forward to hearing from the future leaders of the sport.
If you would like more information about the National Youth Forum, please contact the Go-Ride team: email@example.com
The 2016/2017 National Youth Reps are:
Rebecca Maynard – Eastern
Dan Martin – South East
Tilly Brown – Yorkshire
Katy Ross – North East
Fran Musgrave – West Midlands
Gabby Gibbons – North West
Josie McFall – North West
Megan Kendall – East Midlands
Megan Griffiths – South East
David Redmond – South East
Rebecca Hurst – South
Ronan Cruise – South East
Meet the team
To see all National Youth Rep profiles click here.