British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling in Great Britain. It is responsible for overseeing and promoting various disciplines of cycling, including road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking, BMX, and cyclo-cross.
British Cycling's primary objectives are to develop and support cycling at all levels, from grassroots participation to elite performance. The organization works with regional and local cycling associations, clubs, and other stakeholders to organize events, competitions, and development programs across the country.
Some of the key functions and responsibilities of British Cycling include:
National Championships: Organizing national championships in different cycling disciplines, where riders compete for the prestigious title of the national champion in their respective categories.
High-Performance Program: Managing the national high-performance program to support and develop elite cyclists aiming to represent Great Britain at international events, including the Olympic Games and UCI World Championships.
Development Pathways: Providing development pathways and programs for young cyclists to nurture talent and promote a sustainable future for British cycling.
Event Coordination: Coordinating and sanctioning various cycling events and competitions across the country to ensure they meet the required standards and regulations.
Safety and Governance: Promoting safety in cycling and enforcing rules and regulations to ensure fair and ethical practices within the sport.
Participation and Advocacy: Encouraging and promoting cycling as a healthy and accessible activity for all Britons, advocating for better infrastructure and policies to support cycling as a mode of transport and recreation.
British Cycling has been instrumental in the rise of British cycling success on the world stage, particularly in track cycling and road racing. Their high-performance program has produced many successful Olympic and World Championship medalists.