Your guide to the Wales Youth Programme

Your guide to the Wales Youth Programme

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Wales Youth Programme aims to develop a large group of riders with the necessary skills to progress on the pathway to win a medal or support a medal winning performance at the Commonwealth or Olympic Games.


To develop a larger pool of bike riders gaining the necessary race skills to progress through the development pathway. This will result in a group of riders who are capable of winning or contributing to medal-winning performances at the Commonwealth or Olympic Games.


  • To work with the clubs and club coaches, to help provide a variety of cycling activities that children between the ages of 12-16 can experience.
  • Opportunities will be available to try a wide range of cycling disciplines offering youngsters the chance to experience all aspects of the sport.
  • This will enable them to develop as well-rounded bike riders, with the skills to compete across multi-disciplines. It aims to help youngsters find the disciplines that they enjoy the most, and are best suited to.

Selection for racing at higher levels

Wales Youth Programme will take teams to selected national and international level races for the purposes of development and learning. The selection for these races will be via a selection panel consisting of Welsh Cycling Performance staff.

It is not compulsory for children to take part in specific activities or sessions. It is down to the choice of the individual.

Club development

Welsh Cycling is keen to work with clubs, and help as many as possible to develop activities with a youth element, in order to provide children with a variety of opportunities across the different disciplines.

Got a question? Get in touch! 

For information on the Wales Youth Programme please contact Ian Jenkins, Wales Youth and Junior Programme Lead