ScottishPower has announced a six-figure investment in the future of Scottish Cycling which will also see the iconic Scottish brand become an Official Partner of Scottish Cycling.
The sponsorship, launched by Stripe at an event in Strathclyde Country Park, is the largest of its kind ever committed to Scottish Cycling and complements ScottishPower’s commitment to supporting home-grown talent and improving the quality of outdoor facilities available throughout the country.
The announcement was made by Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer at ScottishPower and Craig Burn, Chief Executive of Scottish Cycling who were joined by professional cyclist Rab Wardell and Delhi 2010 road race competitor Eileen Roe – both of whom are aiming to be selected for Team Scotland ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
One of the benefits of the new investment is the opportunity for Scottish Cycling to nurture the potential Olympic and Commonwealth medallists of the future by establishing the ScottishPower National Youth Racing Series and employ a dedicated development officer to run the programme. This will provide some of Scotland’s most talented young riders, aged 8 – 16 years, with access to multi-discipline regional level racing throughout Scotland.