ScottishPower is to become an Official Partner of Scottish Cycling after announcing a six-figure investment in the governing body for cycling in Scotland.
The sponsorship deal compliments ScottishPower’s commitment to supporting home-grown talent and improving the quality of outdoor facilities available throughout the country. Today’s announcement was backed by professional cyclist Rab Wardell and Delhi 2010 road race competitor Eileen Roe.
“We hope our commitment to cycling in Scotland will help to inspire a new generation of riders following a tremendous Olympic Games in London and the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in our hometown of Glasgow,” commented ScottishPower chief corporate officer, Keith Anderson at the announcement.
As a result of the investment Scottish Cycling will be able to nurture potential Olympic and Commonwealth medallists of the future by introducing the ScottishPower National Youth Racing Series and employing a dedicated development officer to run the programme, providing talented young cyclists, aged eight-16, with access to multi-discipline regional level racing throughout Scotland.
Craig Burn, Scottish Cycling chief executive, added: “Today’s announcement is a significant boost to the sport of cycling in Scotland. The ScottishPower National Youth Racing Series will enable our best young riders compete against each other on a regular basis and our development officer will be able to support event organisers and volunteers to put on the highest quality competition opportunities for youngsters throughout the season.
“Scottish Cycling is looking forward to working with such a proactive partner in the years ahead.”