Welsh Cycling have officially been awarded 'insport silver' by Disability Sport Wales, following a panel meeting which took place on 14th February 2018.
Anne Adams-King, Chief Executive Officer at Welsh Cycling said "Achieving insport silver truly shows that we are making great progress.
"Welsh Cycling remain fully committed to making cycling inclusive and we truly see the progression towards insport Gold as integral to us achieving our goal".
The Welsh Cycling Panel presented the many ways in which they will work to achieve this goal, two of which included the identification of lead staff within the organisation who will be responsible for Disability, Equality and Para Cycling; as well as the increase of accessible facilities which will enable the organisation to host many more specific Para cycling sessions.
"With the recent refurbishment of the Carmarthen Velodrome and the opening of the Pembrey closed circuit later in the year, we are excited to be able to offer more opportunities".
This will also include expanding opportunities and programmes for participation, training and competition – with recruitment of a Para Cycling Officer within the performance team, who will lead on the Para-cycling pathway, working to identify, advise and support a programme of community activity for athletes with disabilities.
"We hope to build on current effective networking and links to community clubs and partners to the inclusive cycling forum and work with clubs to actively encourage them along the insport pathway.
"We look forward to bringing our whole sport pathway to life, covering all aspects of cycling in Wales; plus the competitive opportunities leading to success.
The Welsh Cycling Panel
Anne Adams-King – CEO
Sonia Sanghani – Author of Stumps & Cranks & keen bike rider
George Harper – National Development Manager (Equality lead)
Ian Jenkins – National Performance Pathway Manager (Para-Cycling Pathway lead)
Mark Allen – Development Team Leader (Disability lead)