These are heady days for those of us who have been around the sport of cycling for a while now. Not since the late 80's and the Ever Ready, Banana/Falcon rivalry has the sport in Britain been on such as high. And there are a list of reasons why now could be the time to cash in and establish road cycling as on of the top sports in the nation.
Here are the opportunities as I see them.
I 100% believe that if all of these elements are protected and enhanced we can make even more progress in the sport of cycling before the 2012 Olympics. If we get near to or match our haul in London we could really be onto something big.
Road cycling has been 'owned' by mainland Europe for over 100 years now with only fleeting moments in the limelight for our nation.
Can we make a sustained challenge to that Status Quo by maintaining our own domestic scene which develops riders who can excel on the world scene?