Nine SportsAid cyclists selected for Team GB
13 Jun 2012
On June 13 the British Olympic Association announced that 18 cyclists would join Team GB to compete in the track cycling, BMX and mountain biking events at the London 2012 Olympic Games and we are pleased to confirm that nine of them have had support from SportsAid.
The announcement takes the total number of SportsAid athletes going to this year’s Olympics to 144 out of the 234 who have been selected so far.
The nine Team GB cyclists who have received SportsAid’s support (either in the form of a SportsAid Award or through the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, known as TASS, which SportsAid helps to manage) are as follows:
- Chris Hoy – SportsAid Award in 1997
- Victoria Pendleton (pictured) – SportsAid Award in 1998
- Ed Clancy – SportsAid Award in 1998
- Andrew Tennant – TASS Award in 2005
- Laura Trott – SportsAid Award in 2007
- Liam Phillips – SportsAid Award in 2004
- Shanaze Reade – SportsAid Award in 2001
- Annie Last – SportsAid Award in 2005
- Liam Kileen – SportsAid Award in 1999
Congratulations to all the athletes – we’re looking forward to seeing you in action.
Photo: Victoria Pendleton in the women's sprint qualifying session at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne (copyright Action Images)
As SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”