First intake of Total’s British Cycling Scholarship Programme announced

First intake of Scholarship Programme announced

British Cycling today revealed the first 18 recipients of its new Total Computers Scholarship Programme.

The programme provides a funded and supported route for individuals to develop their coaching skills and to inspire and encourage others’ participation in cycling.

“I’d like to warmly welcome the first scholars – we’re delighted that the Total Computers Scholarship Programme will not only be helping develop some of British Cycling’s future coaches, but that our Total Computers Scholars will be increasing diversity of participation and, we hope, helping to bring new groups to cycling,” comments Aidan Groom, Managing Director, Total Computers.

With 27% of the intake from a diverse ethnic group (against a coaching workforce statistic of 1.7%) and 50% female (against a coaching workforce statistic of 26%) focusing on eight cycling disciplines over the two-year programme, the 18 scholars revealed today are:

  • Asma Amla (30; East England)
  • Lizzie Winton (20; Scotland)
  • Shahina Chandoo (18; Central England)
  • Rebecca Trinity Jones (20; Yorkshire)
  • Chris Dallas (29; Scotland)
  • Nathaniel Martin (29; South East England)
  • Kate Mingay (21; Wales)
  • Rob Rogers (24; North West England)
  • Hannah Paice (18; South East England)
  • Tom Cullen (22; Yorkshire)
  • Henry Latimer (28; Central England)
  • Meg Chard (23; Wales)
  • Ben Skaife (18; North East England)
  • Junaid Ibrahim (29; Eastern England)
  • Oliver Allen (19; South West England)
  • Max Holgate (21; East Midlands)
  • Meg Smith (22; East Midlands)
  • Henrietta Colborne (23; North West England).

British Cycling’s Cycling Delivery Director, Danielle Every, said: “We were really pleased with the level of interest in these scholarships and are delighted with the diversity of the first intake, who are young, hungry and ambitious and from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. “I’m so excited to see how this group develops together with our support.”