THE CYCLE SIERRA NEVADA Scholarship Program 2016
We’re excited to announce that we will be continuing the Cycle Sierra Nevada Scholarship Program for 2016. We want to provide an opportunity for young cyclists, both male and female, to take part in one of our cycling training camps completely free of charge.
The Cycle Sierra Nevada Scholarship Program was developed as a way to sponsor young cyclists that may not have opportunity or financial capacity to avail of a cycling training camp. The aim of the scholarship is to bring together a group of young athletes from different nationalities with the chance to participate in a week´s training together in Andalucia, southern Spain. Some of the riders that joined us for our camp in 2015 have gone on to sign professional contracts with World Tour teams for 2016.
How To Apply:
Applying for the Cycle Sierra Nevada Scholarship is a 2-step process:
STEP 1 - Enter the contest by sharing photos of all of your training sessions (this may include cycling, but also running or any other training you do) in October on Instagram and tagging them with #csnscholarship and @cyclesierranevada.
This isn't a photography competition, its to document which of the applicants are training but try and have fun with the photos you submit! In the caption, tell us why you want to come to a Cycle Sierra Nevada training camp and how the scholarship will help you.
Entries are accepted until 31st of October 2015, and from these entries, we’ll choose 20 semi-finalists to be considered for the Cycle Sierra Nevada Scholarship for 2016.
STEP 2 - The 20 semi-finalists from Step 1 will be asked to complete an application with a brief essay and from that application we’ll select up to 8 people to receive a Cycle Sierra Nevada Scholarship for 2016.
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Cycle Sierra Nevada will be offering a number of free places on our Winter Cycling Training Camps in Andalucia, Spain to Junior and U23 cyclists in 2016.
All applicants must be 17 years of age or older at the beginning of 2016.
The Scholarship Recipients Will Receive:
- Free spot at one of our Winter Cycling Training Camps
- Lectures on nutrition and training advice.
- Technical instruction on bicycle handling
- Participate in team building exercises in the Sierra Nevada
- Visit to the historical city of Granada
- The chance to participate in an international stage race with Team Cycle Sierra Nevada
We believe this to be a valuable opportunity for young cyclists and all applications will be taken into consideration. Part of our mission is to help the participants learn and develop tools to become better athletes. However, we are not in the business of selling dreams, cycling is an incredibly demanding sport and a life as a professional is simply unattainable for the majority. The main emphasis of our Cycling Scholarship Camps will not be overly competitive in nature but simply for the individuals selected to enjoy their time here in Spain.
If you’re a younger cyclist and can’t quite afford to get yourself to a winter cycling training camp then the Cycle Sierra Nevada Scholarship is for you.