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. We have continued support to our young riders every season.
With the uncertainty of a 2021 – 2022 season resuming after Covid and last season written off due to Covid lock down, the committee have taken the decision to suspend our bursary award in the short term. We will of course consider help for aspiring riders once rankings resume and a performance pathway becomes clearer.