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SC New Regional Downhill Programme

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Posted on: 25th January 2013


Applications now open for ­­­­the NEW Scottish Cycling Regional Downhill Performance Programme!

Scottish Cycling is delighted to announce applications are now open for our Regional Downhill Performance Programme. The programme offers a platform for talented young downhill riders to hone their skills with an aim to progressing to the highest levels of the sport. Participants will be split into regional groups or around 15 riders, and will receive coaching from Scottish Cycling’s Performance team and volunteer coaches, who will be trained with the knowledge Scottish Cycling has gained over years of running the Downhill Academy.

Scottish Cycling Downhill Coach, Chris Ball said “This new regional structure will allow us to work with more riders and give talented young Scottish racers a clear pathway towards World Cup racing and a place on our Elite Academy. I hope that volunteers will come forwards and join us in our plans, allowing us to cascade our knowledge down into clubs and start to see excellent regular, regional sessions being delivered across Scotland”.

Applications are open to Scottish Juvenile, Youth and Junior riders.

Application criteria:

  • Applications open to Scottish riders only
  • Places on the Regional Performance groups are awarded when a rider achieves 115% of their category winning time at a Scottish Downhill Association (SDA) Race.

For example: Winning Youth time at 2012 Scottish Championships was 5.19. Convert this time to seconds (5 x 60 + 19 = 319 seconds). Multiply by 0.15 to get your 15% = 48 seconds. Add 48 to 319 and convert back to minutes. So, youth riders achieving a time of 6.14 at the Scottish Championships have qualified for their regional performance group.

  • Results supplied must be within 12 months of the training day date.
  • We aim to host 12 – 17 riders in each regional area.
  • In order to be invited onto the junior training days, junior riders much have attended a regional day and be aiming at World Cup Level competition.

To apply for the Scottish Cycling Downhill Regional Programme please complete the application form below.

Click here to download our application form

 

Please email your completed application to laura.irwin@scottishcycling.org.uk

Please specify on your application form your first and second choice of a regional training venue, i.e. Fort William, Dunkeld, Innerleithen. We will aim to place you in the regional group that best suits your location.

If you are a coach looking to volunteer with the regional downhill programme please email chris.ball@scottishcycling.org.uk

Performance Group Schedule

 

Group

Date

Location

Coaches only

9/2/13

TBC

South

17/3/13

TBC

West

23/3/13

TBC

East

24/3/13

TBC

West

27/4/13

TBC

East

28/4/13

TBC

South

4/5/13

TBC

Invite only Juniors

24/5/13

Ft William

South

9/7/13

TBC

West

10/7/13

TBC

East

11/7/13

TBC

Invite only Juniors

16/7/13

TBC

 


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