At the 2013 AGM a resolution was passed to create 5 Regional Development Groups (RDGs) and create a Joint vision for the future of Scottish Cycling. Scottish Cycling is now working towards implementing this new structure over the coming year.
The new structure was proposed to mitigate against a significant business risk and to improve the services and support provided through our Regional Development Officers. At the heart of this implementation will be communication with our clubs, our members and our stakeholders at a local and regional level, to ensure that the new regional structure is as effective and efficient as possible.
Currently RDOs are working with their emerging RDGs to finalise their terms of reference and to develop a plan for the Region for the forthcoming business year starting on the 1st April.
Please contact your Regional Development Officer for more information.
Scottish Cycling West
Scottish Cycling West was formally established on Monday 23rd March 2015 at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. Scottish Cycling West comprises of 9 local authority areas: Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Argyll & Bute, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde.
There was a strong turn out with 21 people attending, representing 9 clubs from the Region, with a healthy spread of disciplines and geography. Also in attendance were representatives from sportscotland and Glasgow Life. Regional Development Officer, Morven Brown and Scottish Cycling's Head of Development, Vicky Strange delivered a presentation to the clubs covering the background of regionalisation and the progress of the Scottish Cycling West Regional Working Group.
The importance of working together to better the region and Scottish Cycling as a whole was emphasised and these views were echoed by Rob Hardie from sportscotland and Jake Lovatt, Glasgow Sport Cycling Development Officer. The Terms of Reference for Scottish Cycling West were formally accepted and those present then elected 11 club representatives onto the Regional Development Group. The Group would also include appointed members from the local sports development community. Malcolm Paterson delivered a vote of thanks on behalf of Scottish Cycling and the Board to the members of the Regional Working Group and WoSCA for their hard work and engagement thus far.
The members of the Regional Working Group bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise to the group. Representatives include:
Jim Bagen (Cumbernauld Centurions)
Gregor Yeoman (EKRC)
Guto Williams (EKRC)
Edd Shackley (Glasgow Riderz)
Morley Rowe (Glenmarnock Wheelers/Hawks)
Trefor Baker (Glenmarnock Wheelers/Hawks)
Kenny Steele (Johnstone Wheelers/Jets)
Martin Mulholland (Johnstone Wheelers/Jets)
Jann Lapsley (Johnstone Wheelers/Jets)
Paul Jones (RACC/Colts)
Alan Kain (RACC/Colts)
Celia Tennant (RACC/Colts)
Colin Gillespie (St Christopher's CC)
Allan Beckett (VC Astar)
Alister Ogg (VC Astar)
Justine Paton (Western Titans)
Jake Lovatt (Glasgow Life Cycling Development Officer)
Rob Hardie (sportscotland West partnership manager)
Scottish Cycling North
Scottish Cycling North was formally established on Sunday 1st March 2015 at Culloden Academy, Inverness. Scottish Cycling North comprises of 5 local authority areas Highland, Orkney and Western Isles, Shetland Islands* & Moray. There was a great turn out with 25 people attending, representing 10 clubs from the Region, with a healthy spread of disciplines and geography. On the same day NOSCA (the Centre previously administering the sport in this area) held an EGM to formally dissolve the Centre and all of the clubs present unanimously agreed to transfer all existing funds to SC North. Regional Development Officer, Donald Hall and Scottish Cycling's Head of Development, Vicky Strange then delivered a presentation to the clubs covering the background of regionalisation and the progress of the SC North Regional Working Group.
Alan Clark, sportscotland Regional Development Manager, praised the development and highlighted the key areas of support/collaboration that the Regional Sporting Partnership could provide. Vicky Strange formally thanked NOSCA for all the hard work and support that they had provided over the years and presented an official thanks to NOSCA on behalf of SC President Alasdair Maclennan and SC as a whole. Those present then elected 8 club reps onto the Regional Development Group. The Group would also include appointed members from the local sports development community.
Each of our Group representatives bring a wealth of experience to Scottish Cycling North. Representatives include:
Giles Makins (Ben Wyvis CC)
Bob Brady (Previous NoSCA secretary/ Forres CC)
Mari Todd (Former competitive rider/ Coach)
Donald Peterkin (Inverness CC)
Mark Munro (Committee member of Cairngorm CC and previous Vice Chair of NoSCA)
Mark Robinson (Coach with Forres CC and Track cyclist)
David Stuart (Coach, official and active TT competitor)
Laura Nicolson (Active competitor, coach and race organiser with Moray Firth CC)
Alan Clark/Miles Fuller/Garry Reid (All Regional Managers with sportscotland)
Kevin Thomson (Highlife Highland Sports Development)
John McMulkin (Active Schools Manager/ Moray Council/ Also Moray Mountain Bike Club Chairman)
*Due to travel restrictions The Shetland Wheelers will continue to work with the Grampian Cycling Development Group.