Junior & Youth Race Requirements

Cycling BC is pleased to announce that our Provincial Championship categories will be run entirely based upon age groups for Youth and Junior athletes.

Through consultation with many of our affiliated club coaches, a consensus was reached – namely, that having these young athletes compete within their age groups will be good for both the development of the sport and the athletes themselves.

This is the one race in the season to which the no-upgrades policy will apply, with the hopes that it levels the field for all and provides us with a consistent measuring stick for the performance of our young riders.

Depending upon the number of entries, Cycling BC may ask race organizers to combine age groups if it will create a more optimal racing environment. U19 riders will be eligible to upgrade to Elite and U23 when these events are hosted on separate dates or if numbers are low in the U19 fields.

For more information on Youth and Junior requirements, including race distances, gearing, and equipment restrictions please click here.

Future Champs Camps

Take your racing to the next level with the help of professional cyclists, world class coaches, and other experts who have the tools to help you make that transition. Cycling BC’s Future Champions Camps are aimed at male and female development-level riders from their mid teens to early twenties. This camps focus on the finer points of racing and race preparation. Topics covered may include advanced tactics, mental strategies, physical and mental peaking, dealing with the challenges of travel and racing away from home, bike maintenance, equipment choices, physiology, eating while away from home, and much more.

More info on upcoming Future Champs Camps can be found here.

Additional Cycling Programs

Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation

Introduction to competition for youth road cyclists
Location: Kelowna, BC
Website

Youth Para-cycling

Contact: Peter Lawless
Location: Victoria, BC
Email: PLawless@jsg.bc.ca

 

Financial Resources

BC School Sports – Scholarships

Contact: Commissioner – Chris Stromgren
Location: Province Wide, British Columbia
Website
Email: cstromgr@sd83.bc.ca
Phone number: 250.832.2188 (work)

KidSport – Individual Grants for Athletes

Contact: Manager– Bryan Ezako
Location: Province Wide, British Columbia
Website: Apply for $400 annual assistance
Email: bezako@kidsportcanada.ca
Phone: 204-925-5914

 

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