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Prudential RideLondon Youth Grand Prix – Saturday 1st August


Applications invited

Scottish Cycling are delighted to announce that we will be supporting a team of Youth Boys and Girls to travel to compete in the exciting Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix that takes place as part of the Ride London weekend of cycling.

The Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix Youth criterium races are part of one of the world’s greatest cycling festivals and take place on Saturday 1 August.  The course is a two kilometre circuit around St James's Park in central London.

The race is open to A/B category Youth Boys and Girls and we are seeking riders interested to be considered to register their interest with Jamie McKeegan by email:

The closing date for registration of interest is 5pm on Thursday, 9th July.  

Please note that riders selected to compete at either the Inter Regional Road or Track Championships will NOT be considered for selection. The opportunity will provide an opportunity to other young aspiring riders. 

Non-travelling reserves for the IRC’s will be eligible.  Selections for the IRRC’s will take place asap after the final qualifying event on the 12th July, to enable selections for the RideLondon event to take place by the entry deadline of 17th July.

More information about the event can be found by following the link below:

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Note:  A press launch will be taking place at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on Monday 13th July (time tbc) and a number of riders will be invited to attend which we hope will include a training session on the closed circuit.  Please inform Jamie if you are able and interested in attending this event when you register your interest.  Invites to the launch will be sent out on Friday 10th July.   Additional invites may be provided for the training session.

Eligibility & Selection criteria

  • Riders must be Youth A or B category
  • Riders must be a member of British Cycling and hold a valid BC racing licence.
  • Riders must have Scotland or one of the Scottish regions listed on their racing licence as their Region or meet the criteria to compete at the Scottish National Championships.
  • Riders who are selected for the Inter Regional Road or Track Championships will not be considered for selection for this event.

The team will be selected from the applicants received, using the key circuit /road events that have taken place in Scotland throughout 2014 including the Youth Tour of Scotland, Scottish Cycling National Championships and British Cycling National Championships.

Selections will be made by a panel chaired by the Head of Performance and selected riders will be notified no later than Friday 17th July.   Selections will be made based on the following criteria that shall constitute the ‘performance’ for the purpose of selection:

  • Attacking riding – ability to make repeated efforts.
  • Bike handling ability – ability to maintain position and ride in close contact
  • Finish position
  • Tactical awareness

The selection panel will also consider attitude, commitment, behaviour and discipline as well as the ability to work as part of a team when making final selections.

Register your interest with Jamie McKeegan by email:

The closing date for registration of interest is 5pm on Thursday, 9th July.  

Gary Coltman

Head of Performance,

Scottish Cycling