Our Cycling Program is one of the 8 National Training Centre programs for cycling in Australia hosted by a state institute/state academy of sport. All programs work within the same framework and share the same primary objective. The program will focus predominantly on supporting athletes in Olympic/Paralympic events.
The Program operates under a tri-partisan agreement between ACTAS, Cycling Australia and Cycling ACT (previously the ACT Cycling Federation).
It is measured by key performance indicators to determine levels of funding and service support to athletes. Current key performance indicators for the program include:
- the number of athletes selected into Australian Teams and squads with particular focus on Olympic and Paralympic Games
- World Championships
- Commonwealth Games
Selection for our Cycling Program is primarily based on athletes ability to develope over a two-year period with the aim of national team representation. However this is not the only thing considered by the selection committee.
Transition from Under 19 to either Elite Women or Under 23 Men is often a difficult for developing athletes. Those within the program who have demonstrated their potential to succeed in Open-Age categories will be developed with their long-term career in mind. Some may take longer than the primary based goal of two years. Athletes in these circumstances will be assessed on their performance enhancement and future capabilities.
Program Selection Criteria
Information relating to the ACTAS Cycling Program Selection Criteria is available through Cycling Australia.
Notable ACTAS Cycling Graduates
Thomas Clarke (pilot)
Head Coach - ACTAS Cycling Program
Phone: (02) 6207 4388 (+61 International)
Fax: (02) 6207 2071 (+61 International)
Postal Address: PO Box 147 Civic Square Canberra ACT 2608