Double Olympic champion Laura Trott paid a visit to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome this week to meet some of the riders in our highly successful youth development programme.
"I remember racing at junior level. It was a lot of fun but the competition was intense even back then" she said. "It's a great experience and essential in any young rider's development. The most important thing is to enjoy it because it's not every day you get to race in front of the Queen's house!"
The youth races at the event will have teams of riders from across the UK going head-to-head on the circuit around St James Park in central London culminating in a sprint finish along The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
Scottish Cycling is continuing to see an upsurge in interest in all areas of cycling and it is great to see that young riders are being given the opportunity to go and be part of RideLondon.
Jonathon Hilbourne from Glasgow Riderz Cycling Club said; "It's been really inspiring meeting Laura. If I make the team, I'm sure I'll be nervous on the day but she's given us some great tips which I will remember for all my racing".
Alison Bryce, a member of West Lothian Cycling Club said; "It's my ambition represent my country. Racing in front of a big crowd would be an amazing feeling if I am selected to be part of the team”.
John Warburton, Prudential’s Executive Director, Distribution who is based in Stirling, said: "Prudential RideLondon is an incredible spectacle and one we've been very proud to be associated with. It involves thousands of riders, raising millions of pounds for charity and turning ambitions into reality in the process. Everyone at Prudential in Craigforth wishes the Scottish team the very best of luck."