Our Team

Our Team

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The Scottish Cycling team work across five regions, four work streams, have a breadth of knowledge and a diverse set of expertise - but most importantly are one hard working team who work together for the benefit of cycle sport in Scotland.

General Enquiries

General Enquiries - info@scottishcycling.org.uk

Events - events@scottishcycling.org.uk

Coaching - coacheducation@scottishcycling.org.uk

Mountain Bike Leadership - mtbleadership@scottishcycling.org.uk

Media - communications@scottishcycling.org.uk

Wellbeing and Protection - wpo@scottishcycling.org.uk

Office Telephone Number: 0141 554 6021

Chief Executive

Craig Burn


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. In his earlier years Craig worked on leading programmes and initiatives for sportscotland where he successfully set up Scotland’s first Regional Sports Partnership. Currently Craig is working with a strong senior management team to drive Scottish Cycling’s vision for cycling to be the most successful and popular sport and physical activity in Scotland.

Business Support

Finance & Business Support Manager - Stephen Hilbourne


Stephen is responsible for the day-to-day financial management of the company. This includes managing the investment awarded by sportscotland & other external partners, setting & managing budgets and financial reporting. Also managing financial risks to ensure Scottish Cycling adopt quality internal control procedures.

Senior Communications and Policy Administrator - Struan Hope


Struan has recently joined the Scottish Cycling team and has been brought in to provide administrative support to the whole organisation. This involves being the first point of call for the public, providing a welcome and friendly atmosphere while he tries to respond to your queries. Struan has recently completed an MSc in Sport Management at the University of Stirling and this is his first role within the sporting world.

Communications and Marketing Officer – Lucinda Beresford


Finance & Business Support Administrator - Stephanie Tominey


I started working with Scottish Cycling October 2017 coming from almost 10 years at my previous job as a finance assistant. My role at Scottish Cycling is Finance & Business support administrator. I am getting to know the sport quickly and learning more each day.


Head of Development - Vicky Strange


Vicky is responsible for leading and managing the Development team of Scottish Cycling, incorporating Regional Development, Events and Coaching and Education. She provides the strategic direction to the team and oversees the implementation of the Scottish Cycling Development Plan; focusing on partnership working, strong and sustainable clubs, quality education for coaches, leaders and volunteers, quality events and better quality facilities. 

Development Manager - Sophie Warburton

Sophie is responsible for the leadership and management of the Scottish Cycling Regional Development Officers. Her focus is to develop successful communities of cycle sport in the regions and to prioritise the development of Clubs, Competition Pathways and Education & Training. Sophie is tasked with ensuring effective strategic partnerships and integrated planning at national, regional and local levels. Sophie also works specifically with Lauren (RDO West and South West) to provide support to Scottish Cycling affiliated clubs within the two regions but she works specifically with the clubs within the City of Glasgow.

Regional Development Officer (North East) – Martin Harris


Martin’s role as a Regional Development Officer is to build links with clubs and provide help and support for their development. The development is aimed at increasing membership and participation. Clubs will receive support in developing their coaching plan and the development of events.

Regional Development Officer (North) – James Bracher


James’ role is the Regional Development Officer for Highlands, Islands and Moray. He is responsible for developing the structure of cycle sport in his region; this includes providing a framework for: clubs, events, volunteer development (coaching and officials), performance pathway and facility development.

He also coordinates the national RACE Downhill training.

Regional Development Officer (East & Central) – Paul Zarb


Paul is the Regional Development Officer for East and Central Scotland. His role is to build links with clubs, provide advice and help and support for their development. The aims include increasing participation in cycling across the full spectrum of activity from commuting and leisure to competitive, to increasing the membership and encouraging people to volunteer and train as commissaires, coaches and event organisers.

Regional Development Officer (West and South West) - Fraser Johnston


Fraser’s role as the Regional Development Officer for the West and South-West of Scotland (excludes clubs in Glasgow) is to facilitate the Regional Development Groups and their sub-groups, work with clubs to provide advice, guidance and support their development, engage with other sport delivery and cycling organisations at a local level to ensure that cycle sport is firmly recognised as part of the offering and as part of the overall cycling pathway, and generally work to increase participation in cycling be that as a participant, a coach, an official, an event organiser or as a volunteer.

HSBC UK Participation Programmes Officer - Melanie Toner


Melanie joined Scottish Cycling in August 2017 and her role involves the development of cycling participation and growing opportunities for women and girls cycling. Alongside British Cycling and Glasgow Life she supports the development of the HSBC UK Let’s Ride programmes: Breeze, Guided Rides and Ride Social. This includes supporting a team of Breeze Area Co-ordinators and volunteer Breeze Champions. She also chairs the Scottish Cycling Women’s Development Group, bringing together a team of committed women to support the growth of women and girls cycling.

Events Manager - Sarah Macintyre


Sarah’s role is to manage the Events Team and the events of road, track and time trial.  This includes the coordination of the Road & Track Commission, working groups and supporting volunteers to deliver National Championships and Series. Sarah gets to as many events as possible and loves to talk, so make sure you say hi!

National Events Officer - Morven Brown


Morven’s role is to support the off-road events including Mountain Biking (XC and DH), Cyclocross and BMX. This includes working with the national associations who deliver the events, coordinating the National Series and Championships and providing support to regional events.

Cycling Legacy Development Officer (Glasgow 2018) - Brain Robertson


Brian works as part of the Events team to develop Scottish Cycling’s volunteers across the country. Commissaires, Event Organisers, Timekeepers to name a few! His role also has close links to Glasgow 2018 European Championships working with key partners to develop workforce in preparation for the event, as well as helping to ensure that Glasgow 2018 leaves a positive lasting legacy.

Coaching and Education Manager –  Craig McCulloch


Craig has been with Scottish Cycling for 5 years, initially working as a Regional Development Officer before moving to Coaching and Education.  Craig works closely with British Cycling to deliver the UKCC and DSU training courses as well as focusing on Coach Development in Scotland.  Along with his team he also continues to work on growing Mountain Bike Leadership in Scotland.

Coaching Coordinator - John Stollery


Mountain Bike Leadership Development Officer (PT) - Christine Fox


Christine is convinced she has the best job in the world. As Scottish Cycling’s Mountain Bike Leadership Development Officer she is responsible for the continued development and sustainable delivery of the British Mountain Bike Leadership Awards in Scotland. Working closely with British Cycling, Christine’s role looks to future mountain bike leadership trends and needs, developing Level 1, 2 and 3 Awards and includes the likes of the Night Leader Award. Christine also works closely with other organisations such as Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and Glenmore Lodge, as well as the strong cohort of tutors delivering amazing leadership training across Scotland. She also gets to ride her bike in some of the most beautiful places in the UK and can officially call it ‘work’.

HSBC Glasgow Go-Ride Coach - Rab Wardell


My role is to increase participation of cycling for all young people in Glasgow. Through utilising the world class facilities in the city and working alongside Jim Goldie, the greater cycling development team, Glasgow Life and Active Schools I aim to enable more young people to ride bikes, be active and have fun. Furthermore I will look to identify talent and direct these individuals in the right direction. 

HSBC Glasgow Go-Ride Coach - Jim Goldie

Jim is employed to plan, deliver and evaluate cycling coaching sessions in schools and community setting across Glasgow, focussing on the grassroot development of cycle sport and participation. He works with local cycling clubs, community groups and Glasgow Life Development team.  A key responsibility is to remove barriers to people engaging in cycling and cycle sport, increasing participation in cycling across the city. Linked to the development of activity, Jim will also be linking talented participants into the relevant rider pathway, ensuring a seamless path for riders.


Head of Performance - Gary Coltman


Gary's role is to lead the Performance Team to achieve agreed strategic goals of developing Scottish athletes to achieve on the World stage. In addition the managing and supporting the Performance Coaches, Gary works closely with key stakeholders such as sportscotland Institute of Sport, British Cycling and Commonwealth Games Scotland to deliver agreed outcomes including identifying and developing talented riders to gain selection on to GBCT and professional teams in addition to achieving Commonwealth Games success.

MTB Coach - Paul Newnham


Paul has worked for Scottish Cycling for ten years firstly as a Regional Development Coach and is now the National Mountain Bike Coach, covering the entire performance pathway for MTB in Scotland from youth riders to elite and juniors on the Scottish Cycling Performance Development Program.

Sprint/Para Coach - David Daniell


David is the national Sprint & Para coach. His role is to help nurture up and coming sprint potential in Scotland and engage in the pathway to deliver more International sprint cyclists at a Commonwealth Games level and Great Britain Academy/Podium level for Scottish riders to reach their potential in Cycling.

Endurance Coach - Mark McKay


Mark’s role is to help deliver new full-time paid professional Scottish athletes via the Academy and Podium programmes at British Cycling and any other relevant rider route targeted at creating World Tour level professional racing cyclists.

Pathway Coach - PJ Barron


PJ's role as the Pathway Coach is to develop and implement the youth pathway across Scotland aiming to develop better faster more skilful bike riders up to the junior age group. This is through planning and leading on R.A.C.E national sessions whilst assisting and leading lower down the youth pathway at development and training clusters as well as R.A.C.E regional sessions. Part of his job also includes helping support clubs across Scotland by attending club sessions.

Performance and Coaching Coordinator – Lynsey Hamilton


Lynsey’s role is to manage operations and logistics for Scottish Cycling Performance Development riders, as well as organise youth sessions relating to the Performance Pathway in conjunction with volunteer coaches.  She also works within the coaching team to plan UKCC coaching courses and CPD opportunities for those already qualified.

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

DMBinS is a partnership project hosted within Scottish Cycling which is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the national strategic framework for mountain biking in Scotland. Visit the project’s website & About Us section to download the national strategic framework & learn more.

Project Manager - Graeme McLean


Graeme is responsible for managing the project and its workstreams; securing funding through partners: energising, facilitating, supporting and co-ordinating partners to deliver on their objectives; evaluating the sector; and providing strategic leadership to support the growth of mountain biking in Scotland. He likes riding his bike too.

 DMBinS Administrator - Colena Cotter


Colena’s role within DMBinS is to keep on top of the organising of events, exhibitions, the biennial conference and provide day-to-day administration for the project. She also provides a useful role in supporting the project manager. Colena also provides the public chat for the project with quality chat on Facebook, Instagram and our newsletter.

 Mountain Bike Development Coordinator (Tweed Valley) - Edward Shoote