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The Cycling Academy offers riders both a team and an opportunity to develop skills and capabilities required to become successful elite riders. We are focused on developing a strong cohort of riders with ambition to pursue an elite racing career.  Our principal focus is road racing, but we encourage riders to compete in other disciplines.

The team is run by James McCallum, former British Circuit Race Champion, and Commonwealth Games medalist. James coaches riders from keen amateurs to world class professionals and spends a lot of time with the squad training and racing.

Our Pathway Director is Brian Smith, 2 x British Champ, Olympian, World Tour Pro rider and DS. Brian provides a standard Sports Agent Representation to all Cycling Academy Riders, facilitating a  pathway for them to graduate to international U23 and Professional teams.

Current riders are all coached by James but applicants may wish to continue existing relationships with coaches and BC Elite programs. In these cases The Cycling Academy will ask for coordination with external coaches, around team training events and race calendars.

Team bikes are provided by Pedal Power at a heavily discounted price. Over the last 12 months industry supply chains have been heavily disrupted creating long lead times in many brands of bicycle. To get around this we standardize our group set, wheel and pedal specifications so that riders can be best supported in races.

Our 2022 race program will include the British Cycling Series, UCI and European Races and other opportunities to race abroad, supported by our partner LaCorsa. These trips incur some additional costs which we aim to minimize with the help of partners.

Our partners for 2022 season include:  LaCorsa, Pedal Power, Arnold Clark, What’s Your META. Once your application has been received we can share details and costs of the 2022 program.

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