Welsh Cycling Strategy Consultation 2019
Why are we changing?
Welsh Cycling created its current strategy document in 2014 [View here] and believes that now is the time to reflect and look at whether we need to take a new direction to ensure we are in a strong position to deal with opportunities and challenges over the coming years. Below are some of our achievements since 2014:
- 10 Commonwealth Games medals
- 4 Olympic medals
- 5 Olympians (20% of Rio team)
- 1 Tour de France win
- 5 World Tour riders
- 16 senior World Championship medals
- 38 World Cup medals
- 34 European Championship medals
- Community club membership has increased from 5339 in 2014 to 12762 in 2018, ( 139% increase)
- Over the same period, we have increase from 120 clubs to 184 (53%)
- BC membership has increase from 3696 to 7200 (a 95% increase)
- Female BC membership has increased by 162% (from 529 to 1387)
- We have set up numerous recreation programmes since, not least Breeze.
- We have has a 113% increase in coaches since 2014
- Insport Silver
- Level three of Safeguarding standards
- Intermediate on the Equality Standards for Sport
- Green on the Sport Wales Self-assurance for good governance
- Upgraded velodrome at Carmarthen
- New Closed Road Circuit at Pembrey
However, the landscape since 2014 has changed with the Active Travel Act, the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, the new Vision for Sport in Wales, and the imminent Sport Wales and British Cycling strategies. This alongside diminishing public and lottery funding means we need to look at how we build on our success, make the most of future opportunities and strengthen ourselves for potential challenges.
We are now keen to consult with you on our proposed future direction for supporting cycling in Wales. To see a draft outline of our proposed strategic direction, please follow this link; Draft Strategy Review.
We would welcome your thoughts on this proposed future direction and would greatly appreciate your time in completing the attached consultation questions below:
Please now go to this Questionnaire and make your contribution to Cycling in Wales.
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