Applications open for Welsh Cycling's 2019/2020 Academy Programme

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Welsh Cycling are inviting expressions of interest for the 2019/2020 Academy Programme. The Programme will support the individual development of both male and female senior riders in the disciplines of road, track and mountain bike cross country. The aim being for these riders to progress to a British Cycling Programme or professional team or to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

We are looking for riders who have been competing and are competitive nationally and/or internationally in Road, Track or Mountain Bike XCO disciplines. They must have a strong work ethic, grit, determination and a passion to progress and succeed.

Riders selected to the programme will be provided with the education and support to develop physically, tactically and technically as well as to learn the fundamental off-bike skills required to become a successful senior rider.

They will receive coaching support and an individual training and racing programme. In addition, programme riders will have access to support from Sport Wales Institute staff. This includes education in the relevant aspects of sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, physiology, performance psychology and performance analysis.

For more information on the programme, contact Rob Partridge rob.partridge@welshcycling.co.uk

Application Process

The deadline for expressions of interest is 5.00pm on Friday 13 September 2019.

To submit an expression of interest please complete the form here

The expressions of interest will be reviewed by Wales Cycling Team’s selection panel. Following this review individual interviews will be set up with shortlisted riders.

These interviews will take place during the week commencing 23 September 2019.

Eligibility

Applications are invited from riders who are eligible to represent Wales through at least one of the following criteria:

  • Born in Wales;
  • Parent born in Wales;
  • Lived in Wales for a minimum five years.

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