NEWS: Pressure mounting on British Cycling’s Youth Policy

The pressure is mounting on the British Cycling board to U-turn on their new youth policy, which sees U13 unable to compete at a national level. In a statement released on their website today, BC acknowledge the impact the policy will have on disciplines such as BMX, who have been leading the opposition against the proposals.

Petitions have been signed around the Cycle Speedway regions at last weeks British Youth and Junior Meetings and todays news could signal that the board may reconsider their approach to the issue of young cyclists across all disciplines.

The article states, “British Cycling is wholly committed to getting these changes right and, following last week’s announcement, we have received further feedback which will be reviewed before the changes are implemented.”

It certainly indicates that voices are being heard on this issue and the British Cycling board are taking notice of what parents and riders feel, in many cases strongly, about stripping away the younger national competitions. Read the rest of British Cycling’s press release HERE.