Create a national cycling road race series for JUNIOR GIRLS!
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CAMPAIGN FOR JUNIOR NATIONAL SERIES FOR GIRLS
Competitive cycling for girls has been successfully promoted over the last few years through British Cycling, resulting in a huge increase in the number of girls competing seriously at a national level, with 60+ riders at each round of the youth national series. However while there is now a full programme of national races for under 16 girls, there is virtually nothing specifically for junior (under 18) girls.
Junior girls go straight from youth to top class women’s races, racing against professionals such as Laura Trott and Dani King. Young riders, however talented, are rarely able to compete on equal terms with adults, which can be very demotivating.
The drop off rate for girls is massive, especially for those who don’t make it onto the British Cycling programme. Without a race programme, junior girls are left without progressive development opportunities at this crucial stage.
However, for junior boys, there is a junior national road race series. There are now sufficient numbers of junior girls wanting to compete to warrant the same for girls ... a Junior Girls National Road Race Series (could our races be run along side the boys national series?)
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