Hannah Payton was the first recipient of the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League Bursary in 2014/15. We supported Hannah with a bursary to cover some of her expenses when she based herself full time in Oudenarde, Belgium in an attempt to break into the top echelons of Womens World Cyclo Cross. After a successful debut season in Belgium Hannah represented GB at the World Championships.
With a similar Bursary budget for 2017/8 available we would ask any interested male or female Juniors or U23s who have aspirations of racing at a National level or World level who feel they would benefit from financial support to write to David Garrett, League Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org detailing what events you wish to compete in, why you feel you are a deserving recipient, details of what the money will be used for and what your goals are for the season.
Applications should be submitted by 15th September.
Whilst the Bursary fund is primarily aimed at helping Junior and U23 riders we would consider applications from Senior riders who can demonstrate a serious plan to break through in national/world cyclocross events and would benefit from some financial support.
We hope to award this year’s bursary’s to successful applicants early October.