Olympic Apprentice and Olympic Academy Programme

Your route to the Olympics – have you got what it takes?

The British Cycling Performance Programme recruits talented and promising riders who fulfil strict entry criteria.

The programme is summarised as follows

Track cycling is dominant, in particular the GB success in track sprinting. Track and road endurance, BMX and cross country MTB are all contended. The non Olympic disciplines of Cyclocross and Cycle Speedway are not represented in the programme. The GB SKY Pro Cycling Team is a trade team with an ever increasing profile in major road tour events.

Go here for full details of the rider route

Talent TeamApprentice Programme

Youth A riders for Road, Track and MTB. Older riders are accepted for BMX

This is within reach of many of our CSP riders who take part in regional and national races. The application process is published every year on the BC website.

Olympic Development ProgrammeJunior Academy Programme

Junior riders for Road, Track and MTB. For BMX, a year older and younger are accepted.

  • There are national and international training camps, with opportunity to compete in Junior events abroad.
  • Some equipment is provided.
  • Dedicated BC coaches.
  • Based around rider educational commitments.

Entry onto the Junior Academy  can be direct, not all riders enter via the Apprentice Programme. It’s never too late!

Academy Programme

Under 23s riders. This is where the real specialism kicks in. Riders live 7 days a week in Academy accommodation, its similar to being at University.

Entry into the Academy can be direct or via the Junior Academy.

Olympic Podium Programme

World class performers, full time professional cyclists.

INCLUDING our local rider Steven Burke.

Here is the current list of Academy and Podium Programme riders.

For more information see the British Cycling website.