As part of Team Scotland’s countdown to the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in July, we will be featuring each of the seven sports in which Scottish athletes will be competing.
First up in our Sport Focus is Cycling, which makes a return to the Youth Games in 2017 after an absence of six years. Cycling was first included in the Youth Games in 2004 when Track, Road and Mountain Bike disciplines all featured at the event held in Bendigo, Australia. Road Cycling then made a second appearance in 2011 and is included once again for Bahamas 2017, where Team Scotland athletes will compete in the Road Race and Individual Time Trial.
Look out for all things Cycling on the Team Scotland website and social media channels over the coming week as we highlight the sport through news articles, interviews and a wealth of Cycling facts and figures.
Take a tour through Scotland’s success in Commonwealth Games Cycling, read up on the rules and events and browse the Cycling specific photo galleries on our dedicated Cycling page.
Team Scotland 2017
Team Scotland will compete in Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Swimming and Tennis at the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games which take place in Nassau from 18-23 July.
Three cycling athletes have been selected: Rhona Callander, Stephen Dent and Dylan Hughes. All three will compete in the Road race as well as the Individual Time Trial.
You can show your support by uploading photos and messages on our supporters page and give Team Scotland’s athletes a boost as they prepare for one of the biggest competitions of their career to date!
The Commonwealth Youth Games
The Commonwealth Youth Games concept was created by Scotland as a development opportunity to give athletes under 18 years of age an international multi-sport Games experience. It aims to bridge the gap between young athletes competing in their own sports specific events and the often challenging first experience of a senior Commonwealth Games.
The first Youth Games were held in Edinburgh in 2000 as part of Scotland’s Millennium celebrations. Athletes from 14 countries competed in Edinburgh and the event quickly proved to be a great success. The Youth Games now attracts entries from all 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth and has been the introduction to multi-sport Games for a host of international stars.
Find out more about the Commonwealth Youth Games and Team Scotland’s past success in our Youth Games section.