British Cycling is established as one of the country’s leading national governing bodies thanks to its ability to harness mass participation from international success.
The organisation’s remit oversees all forms of cycling, catering for all cyclists whether you are a competitor in one of the six sporting disciplines, (BMX, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, road, track and cycle speedway) a personal challenge – rider, a commuter or a leisurely weekend rider.
Competitively, British Cycling supports the performances of the Great Britain Cycling Team with unparalleled Olympic, Paralympic and major championships success on the international stage, cementing Britain’s status as one of the strongest nations in competitive cycling.
Domestically, it administers the sporting calendars in all domestic cycle sport and oversees cycling’s development across all disciplines, helping to ensure those who want to race can do so in a competitive and compelling environment.
Away from competition, British Cycling aims to inspire millions of people to ride their bikes through various recreational programmes, all suited to meet an individual’s preferred form of cycling. It is also looking to inspire the next generation of cyclists through work with schools and community clubs to ensure that more young people are taking up the sport than ever before.
All of this activity is against a backdrop of increased political influence as British Cycling looks to represent a 132,000-strong membership to influence political direction. The organisation continues to lobby local and national government to make a sustained and resolute commitment to improving conditions for cyclists in order to ensure that Britain becomes a true cycling nation.
For more information and to become a member visit www.britishcycling.org.uk