ScottishPower Becomes Major Backer to Scottish Cycling

By Community | February 8, 2013

ScottishPower has today been named Official Partner of Scottish Cycling.

The sponsorship is the largest of its kind ever committed to Scottish Cycling and complements ScottishPower’s commitment to supporting home-grown talent and improving the quality of outdoor facilities available throughout the country.

Speaking at today’s announcement, cough Keith Anderson, clinic Chief Corporate Officer of ScottishPower, said: “We hope our commitment to cycling in Scotland will help to inspire a new generation of riders following a tremendous Olympic Games in London and the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in our hometown of Glasgow.

“Cycling can play a huge part in leading a healthy, active and greener lifestyle, so in addition to supporting the best young riders in the country, we’re already looking at ways to help get more people, of all ages, outside and having fun on their bikes.”

As a direct result of the sponsorship, Scottish Cycling will nurture the potential Olympic and Commonwealth medallists of the future by establishing the ScottishPower National Youth Racing Series and employ a dedicated development officer to run the programme. This will provide some of Scotland’s most talented young riders, aged 8 – 16 years, with access to multi-discipline regional level racing throughout Scotland.

Craig Burn, Chief Executive of Scottish Cycling, added: “Today’s announcement is a significant boost to the sport of cycling in Scotland. The ScottishPower National Youth Racing Series will enable our best young riders compete against each other on a regular basis and our development officer will be able to support event organisers and volunteers to put on the highest quality competition opportunities for youngsters throughout the season.

“Not only that, but the commitment from ScottishPower to help us improve outdoor facilities and encourage people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes is very encouraging. Scottish Cycling is looking forward to working with such a proactive partner in the years ahead.”