Scottish Cycling is committed to supporting rider wellbeing, allowing riders to thrive both on and off the field of play.
By listening and engaging with rider’s views, Scottish Cycling aims to incorporate rider's voices into performance programme strategic and operational activity. A key aspect of this approach is Scottish Cycling’s Athlete Representative Group.
The primary objective of this group is to support rider wellbeing, continue a culture of continuous improvement and support the achievement of individual and programme performance objectives.
David Somerville, Head of Performance and Coaching at Scottish Cycling said:
"The Athlete Representative Group is a great opporunity for our athletes from across all disciplines of the sport to come together and provide feedback and steer the direction of the sport's governance. With three excellent members of the the Group, I'm sure Michael, Anna and Ellie will act as the voice of athletes in improving Scottish Cycling."
Scottish Cycling Board Director and Athlete Representative
Originally from Northumberland, Michael came to elite cycling late, having previously been a World Age Group Champion in Gymnastics. During his student days, Michael turned his hand to road and track cycling, eventually focussing on the individual and team pursuit.
Gill has claimed medals at both British and Scottish championship level and has ridden for Scottish National Teams at UCI meetings before making his debut at UCI Nations Cup level in 2023, where he claimed the gold at the Milton round as part of the Great Britain team pursuit squad.
Track sprinter Ellie from Furness came into cycling after formerly being a runner. She represented Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games claiming two medals on the Tandem with stoker Aileen McGlynn. Stone currently races in the UCI Track Champions League, on being a part of the Athlete Rep Group, she said:
“I love solving problems and helping people out, so if you have any issues, any issues at all! I’m here”
Mountain Biker Anna represented Great Britain in the U23 ranks at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. Anna will be a familar face to many of you that attend the Mountain Bike RACE National and Performance sessions. She is currently studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and is also currently the Scottish National Cyclocross Champion.