Investment in Scottish cycling

SCOTTISH Power announced on Friday that a six-figure investment in the future of Scottish Cycling which will see the iconic Scottish brand become an Official Partner of Scottish Cycling.

The sponsorship is the largest of its kind to ever be committed to Scottish Cycling and complements Scottish Power’s commitment to supporting home-grown talent and improving the quality of outdoor facilities available throughout the country.

Speaking of Friday’s announcement, Keith Anderson, the Chief Corporate Officer of Scottish Power, said: “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.

“Cycling can play a huge part in leading a healthy, active and greener lifestyle, so in addition to supporting the best young riders in the country, we’re already looking at ways to help get more people, of all ages, outside and having fun on their bikes.”

As a direct result of the sponsorship, Scottish Cycling will nurture the potential Olympic and Commonwealth medallists of the future by establishing the Scottish Power 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 between eight and 16 years, with access to multi-discipline regional level racing throughout Scotland.