Two teens from Preston are using their pedal power to make a change to British cycling.
Caroline Humphreys and Alex Reed, will join 10 other youngsters on British Cycling’s National Youth Forum, focussing on developing opportunities for their peers and providing the chance for others to ride, race and volunteer.
The two 17 year-olds currently volunteer at Red Rose Olympic CC and Salt Ayre Cog Set, respectively, and met with their fellow forum members for the first time at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre.
This year, Caroline will move a step up from her role on the youth forum last year, taking on more responsibility in a marketing and communications role.
Alex, who will be on the panel for the first time, is looking forward to getting involved.
He said: “Being selected for a place on the National Youth Forum will allow me to use my experience to develop volunteering opportunities within cycling, encourage more young people to volunteer and share my passion for volunteering.
“It feels good to know that when the riders cross the line or step up onto the podium, I have, in some small way, helped them get there.”
John Mills, British Cycling director of coaching, education and development, said: “Caroline and Alex made a real difference to the development of cycling last year and we will undoubtedly see them take this forward through their roles on the National Youth Forum throughout the next 12 months.
“It was extremely difficult to select just 12 young people, which is testament to the hard work and dedication of so many volunteers.”