Ambitious youth and junior riders wanted for Wiggle Project 2018 Mountain Bike activities

Ambitious youth and junior riders wanted for Wiggle Project 2018 Mountain Bike activities


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The application process for the Wiggle Project 2018 Mountain Bike activities has now closed. If you would like more information on the activities offered and Wiggle Project 2018, please contact Project 2018 Development Officer Ian Jenkins

Are you an ambitious youth rider, keen to progress your cross country mountain bike skills? As part of the Wiggle Project 2018 initiative, Welsh Cycling is looking for Youth A and Junior riders to be part of an array of activities starting this winter.

Welsh Cycling is inviting youths to apply for activities and potential competition opportunities in the Olympic discipline of Mountain Biking (Cross Country).

The focus of this program will be a calendar of coaching opportunities with a focus on technique development and lifestyle skills.

Athletes are expected to be ambitious in the cross country discipline, committed and competing at a National level.

Please note: This program does not offer a prescription of individual training programs.


Applications are welcome from athletes as follows;

  • Male or female Youth A and Junior riders (born 1999, 1998, 1997 or 1996)
  • Eligible to represent Wales under Commonwealth Games criteria (born in Wales, parent born in Wales or resident in Wales for no less than 5 years continuously)

Activity & Competition program

A led one hour road ride (road bikes) followed by a skills session at a South Wales based trail centre (this activity will also be organised for North Wales in due course).

A residential training camp involving group road and mountain bike skills activities in mid Wales.

The 2014 season focus will be on the Inter Regional Mountain Bike Championships (Youth).

How to apply?

Please download and complete the application forms to apply for a place on the training activities. Please note there is one form for weekly led rides, and a seperate form for monthly camps. Competition selection for supported events will be communicated in the New Year.

Due to insurance limitations around coaching ratios for our coaches and ride leaders, places on each activity will be limited and prioritised by Welsh Cycling’s Wiggle Project 2018 Development Officer. The following criteria will be used as a guide to aid selection:

  • Youth A
  • Junior
  • Athletes having competed in British National Championships / Series 2013 then;
  • Position in British National Championships;
  • Position in British National Series;
  • Participation and position in Welsh Mountain Bike Championships 2013.

Weekly Led Rides Application Form

Monthly Camps Application Form

Please complete the application form and return no later than 5pm on Thursday 31 October 2013 to Rebecca Ransom, Performance Administrator

Got a question? Get in touch! 

For information on Welsh Cycling’s Wiggle Project 2018 initiative please contact:

Ian Jenkins | 07908 671938