Bronte Tykes Rider Development Scholarship Programme

It’s here! The wait is finally over!

Bronte Tykes Junior CC are excited to announce the launch of our Rider Development Scholarship Programme, for our 1st claim riders.

The success of the GB Cycling Team in Rio has showcased what opportunities there are for Cyclists in this country, and we want our riders to have the best support and training we can give them, to ensure they reach their true potential. 80% of the GB Cycling squad that competed in Rio started riding at Go Ride clubs.

Our scholarship scheme is targetted at first claim Tykes riders in the British Cycling categories A and B, and second year category C (riders of Secondary School age).

We want riders that are good Ambassadors for the club, who want to help our younger riders develop, and who will race regularly and represent the club. You need to be keen and motivated to develop your cycling, and be prepared to commit to an individual training programme.

Don’t worry if you fall outside of the age criteria this year. Our scholarship scheme is a rolling programme, and we’ll be taking applications every 12 months and adding to the squad.

For this year, we have 3 places available, and anyone wanting a place needs to apply in writing, sending their completed application letter to brontetykes@hotmail.com, before the closing date – 5pm on the 23rd September.

Applications will be reviewed by a group of our coaches and volunteers, independent of any person applying, then compared against set criteria including race results and committment to the club training. Successful applicants will be awarded Scholarship status at our Club party and awards night on the 22nd October.

A Scholarship place entitles you to
• An individual training plan
• Scholarship apparel
• A Tykes skinsuit for racing
• Payment of race entry fees for National or Regional races, as identified in your individual training plan
• Use of a club purchased Paul Milnes Strada carbon road bike for a 12 month period, geared to your individual category restrictions

The scheme is designed to assist in the development and retention of our older riders, and provide a goal for our younger riders to aim to.

To apply, you need a letter which covers:
• Why you think you should be considered for a place
• Your racing plans for the next 12 months, and what disciplines you plan to participate in (CX, Circuit, Road, Track etc)
• Details of best racing results over past 12 months
• Any additional supporting evidence you feel will assist your application.

Places are being awarded on the information contained in your application only, not any previous knowledge of the candidates from training sessions or outside of the club, so it’s important you submit a good quality application.

We hope this Scheme will be well received by all our Club members, and assure you that all of our coaches and volunteer team will continue to work hard to ensure all our riders receive the best coaching and training, to enable them to apply for the scheme in future years.

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