Bravehearts of 2013

Tuesday, 12th February, 2013


The Braveheart Fund – now over a decade old – has revealed the names of its beneficiaries for 2013. There are three new names on the 11-rider list, two young women racing on track and mountain bike as well as a new road rider.

16-year-old Lucy Grant (pictured) from Peebles has been racing since the age of seven, winning British and Scottish youth cross-country mountain bike titles on the way. Katie Archibald found the wooden track racing suited the skills she developed on Highland grass tracks, considering 2012 Scottish junior titles in keirin and sprint her best result to date. Craig Wallace is the latest teenage road rider supported by the Fund and for much of 2013 the Aberdonian will be based in Belgium with ASFRA Flanders junior team.

In addition to the three newcomers, these established supported riders will continue to receive funding. There’s 2012 British national sprint champion Callum Skinner, Under 23 cross-country mountain bike champion Kenta Gallagher, under-23 GB cyclo-cross champion Grant Ferguson, Robbie Hassan (road), Kayleigh Brogan (Scottish women’s road and criterium champion), Eileen Roe (British medallist on road and track), Charline Joyner (Commonwealth Games track medallist) as well as British junior sprint champion John Paul.

For 2013, the West of Scotland CA (WoSca), North of Scotland Cycling Association (NoSca), the Edinburgh Road Club and the Angus-based Discovery teams – designed to develop grass roots, youth and junior riders - will also receive funding.  

Braveheart fund co-founder of the Brian Smith said “It’s great to be able to give some financial support to some of Scotland’s best young talent. The Funded riders had a great year in 2012 and, with the new velodrome and the Commonwealth Games coming up, Scottish cycling is in a fantastic position.”




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Chris Hoy