The UK’s top young cycling talent will head to Perth next month (April) to gear up for the first stage of the ScottishPower National Youth Series – the Youth Tour of Scotland.
The ScottishPower Youth Tour of Scotland is back by popular demand following the very successful 2013 Race. Scottish Cycling, in partnership with ScottishPower and Perth & Kinross council will be overseeing the running on the event, which will take place between 5th-8th April 2014. The event is open to teams who will compete over 4 stages in and around the city of Perth.
For the third consecutive year, Strathallan School will play host to high level youth racing on closed road circuits, with around 150 under 16 boys and girls coming from all over the UK and Ireland to compete.
The Youth Tour of Scotland is a highlight of the 2014 Youth calendar and is one of the first national level Youth racing events taking place in 2014.
The event will kick off in the village of Forteviot in Perthshire on the Saturday with a range of events for both boys and girls in the under 16 age group and will be a focal point for young riders, their teams and their clubs.
Now in the second year of its partnership with Scottish Cycling, ScottishPower is delighted to be the largest ever sponsor of youth cycling in Scotland, complementing the company’s commitment to supporting home-grown talent and improving the quality of outdoor facilities available throughout the country.
Hoping to inspire a new generation of riders, Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer at ScottishPower, said: “We hope that our sponsorship will help to nurture and develop Scotland’s young cycling talent across all disciplines. With 2014 being such an important year for sport in Scotland, we hope that the weekend of events in Perth will not only attract top talent and thousands of enthusiasts, but will cement its reputation as being a great family-friendly day out. We hope that our support will enable the organisers to deliver a weekend of outstanding sporting competition.”
This is a team event open to teams of Youth A boys and Youth A and B girls only. Each boys team must include 4 riders. The girls can have a team of 3 or 4 riders. All the teams and helpers (1 per team) will be accommodated on a Full Board basis in Strathallan Independent School at Forgandenny, Perthshire.
To enter and for more information please log on to www.britishcycling.org.uk/youthtourofscoltand2014.
Entries will close on 23rd March.