The Ultra Distance Scholarship, hosted by Stayer Cycles, aims to increase representation in ultra-cycling events and bring more conversation to the lack of diversity in the industry as a whole. More info below:
The Ultra Distance Scholarship
We are proud to present the 2022 Ultra Distance Scholarship!
We want to see the thing that we love (cycling, bikes, riding the bikes!) enjoyed by everyone. The wonderful world of cycling is not an inviting and accessible one for everyone. This scholarship was created to elevate representation in the discipline of Ultra Distance racing and to amplify conversations around the lack of diversity in the cycling world at large and hopefully inspire others in the industry to take initiative.
White supremacy does not only show up in overt forms, it trickles down quietly through systems that support white success at the expense of others. Those of us in positions of influence have the power to inspire change ♥
The scholarship is being hosted by Stayer Cycles. This year will see three recipients training for GBDURO for 10 months from November 2021-August 2022 under performance coach Alison of Veloqi.cc. Albion is kindly supporting the new mentorship program for this next year, in which Anisa Aubin, Natt Will, and Vera Ngosi-Sambrook (a scholarship alumni) will serve as mentors to the 3 TBA recipients. Applications open 22/09/2021 and will close 15/10/2021. The Ultra Distance Scholarship selection committee will be led by coach Alison Wood of Veloqi.cc alongside this year’s ultra legendary ultra mentors.
We are stoked to say that THREE recipients will be supported in 2022, each receiving:
-A GBDURO-ready, STAYER bike, specific to ultra-distance racing, and your fit
-A spot in GBDURO 2022
-Coaching support from performance coach Alison Wood of Veloqi for 10 months from November 2021 – August 2022
-Bikepacking bags from Wizard Works
-Performance racing kit from Albion
-Sustenance from Outdoor Provisions over the training period and up to the race
-One-on-one mentorship from a legendary ultra racer over the training period, a new development for 2022, creating a community and network of support
Any questions can be directed to Taylor via email at [email protected]