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GB Cycling gets more funding

Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
edited December 2012 in Pro race
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/20755057
Key figures include: Cycling up by £7.3m from £24.7 to £32m after their Sky Ride initiative saw a huge increase in cycling numbers.
Can only be a good thing, get the future stars churned out.

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  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,040
    Bit surprised netball funding is so high!
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    Based on increases in grass roots participation. Must have produced good evidence and business plan. Great concept
  • I hope they put a decent chunk into club cycling. Sportives and cycle lanes aren't going to produce any future champs.
  • I hope they put a decent chunk into club cycling. Sportives and cycle lanes aren't going to produce any future champs.

    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... cling.html

    According to CW: "The money will be used to grow cycling as a sport, leisure activity and as a mode of transport."

    Why are Sport England investing in 'transport'? Surely they should focussing on cycling as a sport?
  • BeatmakerBeatmaker Posts: 1,092
    I hope they put a decent chunk into club cycling. Sportives and cycle lanes aren't going to produce any future champs.

    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... cling.html

    According to CW: "The money will be used to grow cycling as a sport, leisure activity and as a mode of transport."

    Why are Sport England investing in 'transport'? Surely they should focussing on cycling as a sport?

    I'm sure it does encourage sport at an amateur level. Plenty of people I work with now ride sportives or race as 3/4 cats after initially getting a bike on Cyclescheme to commute on. In fact one of my colleagues is coming over to Flanders with me next year that started this very way.
  • Turn around in public attitude: Sport used to be to keep kids off the streets...............
  • herb71herb71 Posts: 253
    The funding is an investment in the future health of our society. The theory being that funding now will help stop some of our kids eating themselves to type 2 diabetes or a heart attack in 30 years, hence saving the country money. Its not just about producing future champions, although that is part of it, as that has a trickle down effect.

    Governing bodies that have been particularly successful in this respect have seen an increase in funding, so cycling, netball and handball (which has become very popular in schools) have done well.
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