The Rapha Foundation continues its mission to support the future of the sport by inspiring and empowering the next generation of racers with the announcement of the next round of recipients. Four grassroots cycling organisations – including an historic velodrome in South London and an Alliance led by female cyclists that seeks to improve prospects for fellow athletes – join the Rapha Foundation beneficiaries.
Helen100 – The Helen100 foundation was established to provide opportunities to young women in cyclocross. In 2019, Helen Wyman appealed to young riders, teams, coaches and parents to come together via social media and together they removed the financial barrier for 140 young riders.
Rayner Foundation – Formerly known as the Dave Rayner Fund, this foundation was set up in 1995 to support young cyclists at the beginning of their careers. Rayner Foundation beneficiaries include such well-known British riders as Adam Yates, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Hannah Barnes and Dan Maclay.
The Cyclists Alliance – Established by former pro cyclist Iris Slappendel, Carmen Small and Gracie Elvin to protect the interests of women cyclists, the Cyclists’ Alliance is based in the Netherlands and lobbies for improved career and economic prospects, fairness and equality and support both during and after women’s cycling careers.
Herne Hill Velodrome Trust- The historic Herne Hill Velodrome in South London, which has served the cycling community since 1891 and featured in the 1948 London Olympics, provides a track and off-road cycling venue for thousands of riders every year. Herne Hill Velodrome Trust is the charity that manages the running of the site.