Paisley 2015 News Centre

British Cycling are pleased to announce that the 2015 British Cycling Youth National Circuit Race Championships has been awarded to Paisley, the first time Scotland has hosted the championships.

The venue has previously been used for the Scottish Crit Champs and is based on a town centre route through Paisley Cross and around the periphery of the outstanding Abbey and Town Hall.

Renfrewshire council leader Mark Macmillan said: "We are delighted to be able to bring this prestigious sporting event to Renfrewshire. We have a vibrant cycling scene locally and I am sure cycling fans from Renfrewshire and beyond will be thrilled to get the chance to see the sport's stars of tomorrow compete up close.

“Renfrewshire is fast gaining a reputation as a venue for top-class events and I am sure the historic town centre of Paisley will provide a striking backdrop to the excitement on the roads."

Organiser, Kenny Steele of the Johnstone Wheelers Cycling Club said: “It is fantastic to bring the British Cycling National Youth Championships to Paisley Town Centre.

“There are over 200 members of Youth Cycling Clubs within a five-mile radius of the circuit and it’s testament to the growth of cycling in the area that Renfrewshire Council has continued with their commitment to bringing high level racing to the town. The organising group of Paisley 2015 look forward to welcoming all to Paisley in July.

Go-Ride in Scotland

What is Go-Ride?

Go-Ride is Scottish Cycling's Club Development Programme aimed at improving both young riders and clubs. It focuses on volunteers and young members - improving coaching standards and increasing the number of young riders with access to coaching activities.

Go-Ride supports the creation of school-club links, which helps provide clubs with a constant influx of new young members and helps everyone work towards our shared vision of more young people, more active, more often in cycling.

The success of Go-Ride is dependent upon partnerships between Scottish Cycling, clubs, schools, local authorities and voluntary organisations Further details on Go-Ride 

Local Clubmark Affiliated Youth Cycling

The Johnstone Jets is the youth section of the Johnstone Wheelers Cycling Club which has been at the heart of the Renfrewshire cycling community since 1926.

The Jets were formed as a British Cycling Go-Ride Club over the winter months of 2007-08 and received their Clubmark Quality Accreditation in September 08.

The Club currently has 12 British Cycling qualified coaches with additional training in First Aid, Safeguarding and Protecting of Children and Enhanced Disclosure.

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