#SCTalks - New Monthly Panel Discussion

#SCTalks - New Monthly Panel Discussion


We invite you to join us in our new monthly #SCTalks panel discussion


In these unprecedented times, we are committed to engaging with the Scottish Cycling community to explore a range of topics that are at the forefront of our minds as we navigate this situation and look towards what the new-normal in the post Covid-19 society will look like

The first panel discussion will take place on Wednesday 20th May from 1900-2000, with our first discussion topic being:

How can clubs adapt under the current restrictions to continue to engage their members?

All panels will include representation from the following:

  • A member of Scottish Cycling Staff
  • A member of the Scottish Cycling Board of Directors
  • A member of the Scottish Cycling Young People's Panel
  • A member of the Scottish Cycling Women's Development Group

A host will also be present to facilitate the discussion and to input comments received from those watching.

Each panel member will make an opening statement on the question to set out their initial thinking/views, and thereafter additional questions will be put to individual or collective panel members as the conversation progresses.

The panel discussion will be held on the GoToMeeting platform which will allow members of the Scottish Cycling community to tune in, and submit questions to the panel members as the discussion unfolds.

Joining instructions for this will be publicised widely via email, social media and on our website.

The panel members for the first discussion on the 20th May will include the following:

Craig Burn - Scottish Cycling Chief Executive

Craig joined Scottish Cycling as Chief Executive in 2011, bringing with him a sport’s management career spanning more than 20 years. His experience in commercial leisure management and sports development across local, regional and national levels has brought key skills to a high performing modern sports government body.

Diane Clayton-Chisholm - Scottish Cycling Board Member

Diane has been cycling all her life, racing BMX from a young age. She is a level 2 cycle coach with Discipline Specific Awards in Road and TT, is a Mountain Bike Leader, leading trips in central Scotland and the Cairngorms for youths and women. She is currently President of West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club. When she isn’t championing women’s cycling in Scotland, Diane is a Learning and Development Manager in Public Health and recently graduated with a Masters in Public Administration.

Ryan Brannen - Scottish Cycling Young People's Panel

Ryan has been cycling since he was three years old, and racing since he was 9. He visited the DH World Cup at Fort William in 2012, and was hooked, and has raced Downhill ever since. His racing has taken him all across the UK and Europe. In 2018 he was Scottish Youth Champion and came 7th overall in the UK for his age category.

Sally Devlin - Scottish Cycling Women's Development Group

Sally lives in Aviemore in the north of Scotland. She loves cycling, whether that's road, mountain or just getting around town. She cycles competitively, but mostly for fun. She recently qualified as a cycling coach and guide and loves encouraging and enabling more women to be on bikes.

Fraser Johnston - Club Development Manager (Young People + Leadership)

Fraser joined Scottish Cycling in 2018 as a Regional Development Officer and moved into a new role at the end of 2019 as Club Development Manager, leading on Scottish Cycling's work for Young People and Leadership. Outside of SC, Fraser is the founder of Falkirk Junior Bike Club and leads on their planning and coaching programmes.

Future panels may also include representation from external organisations to add value to the discussions.