British Cycling is searching for the country’s most enthusiastic young volunteers to come forward and help to shape the future of the sport.
Applications have now opened for the National Youth Forum, which has been established by British Cycling to give young people the opportunity to develop opportunities for their peers.
The forum is currently made up of 12 proactive young volunteers who represent other young people and ensure their voice is heard. In its inaugural year, the National Youth Forum has made real strides, achieving successes that include hosting the first women-only Go-Ride Racing event and volunteering at a Go-Ride session attended by the likes of Sir Chris Hoy and the Prime Minister.
For the first time in cycling history, one of the National Youth Reps now sits on the National Council as a representative of young people, and many of the Youth Reps have been interviewed on regional radio to promote the efforts of young volunteers across the country.
British Cycling is now looking for new enthusiastic young people to join the forum for the next year.
British Cycling’s Director of Coaching, Education and Development, John Mills, said: “If you are passionate about cycling and want to drive forward the sport for your peers, 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.
“Last year’s cohort of Nation Youth Reps have made a real difference to cycling and demonstrated passion and determination beyond their years. We now look forward to hearing from more future leaders of the sport who want to get involved with this year’s forum.”
The National Youth Forum meets five times a year, at either the National Cycling Centre, Manchester, a London venue and finally the regional Go-Ride conferences next March. Travel expenses for all meetings will be covered by British Cycling.