British Cycling is supporting calls for talented English cyclists across the road, track and mountain bike disciplines to put forward an expression of interest to represent Team England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, taking place from 4th – 15th April 2018.
Team England has enjoyed a long history of success in cycling at the Commonwealth Games, most recently winning 14 medals in Glasgow 2014, with English cyclists Laura Kenny, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Lizzie Deignan, Alex Dowsett, Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott all reigning Commonwealth Games champions.
Keith Reynolds, who will take on the role of team manager for the cyclists representing Team England in the Gold Coast said: “There are a lot of talented English riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team programmes who we are of course aware of, but as the sport of cycling increases in terms of popularity and participation, we want to make sure we select the strongest possible England Cycling Team for the Commonwealth Games events.
“The Commonwealth Games presents an opportunity to not only ride for your country, but to develop from the experience of being on the same team as some of our esteemed Olympic and Paralympic riders and staff in a multi-sport Games event.
“We’re encouraging any English rider who believes they have the potential to represent their country to submit an application to be considered for selection.”
The selection policy document can be read here. If you are a non-programme member and believe you have what it takes to represent Team England in the cycling disciplines at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application form.
The deadline for submission is midnight on 20th January 2018.
Selection criteria for Scotland and Wales can be found here and riders from other home nations should contact their relevant governing body for selection information.