Braveheart gets new mentor

Former Scottish national cycling coach Graeme Herd has taken on a new role with the Braveheart Cycling Fund where he will serve as a mentor and coordinate special projects including the organization of foreign training camps and racing trips for the fund’s riders.

"It's a great opportunity to get involved in a very worthwhile initiative," said Herd. "Although no longer national coach, I remain involved in the sport at the highest level through coaching athletes, and I'm delighted to extend that involvement through the Braveheart Fund. There are some talented young riders emerging in Scotland, and it's great that the fund can help them try to fulfil their ambitions."

Brian Smith, who established the fund in 2003, welcomed Herd's appointment. "Having Graeme involved on a more formal basis is a great boost, because his knowledge of Scottish cycling and cyclists is second to none. He is particularly good at working with young athletes, who can only benefit from Graeme's knowledge and experience."

The Braveheart Fund was set up in 2003 to help Scottish riders with racing and training costs. Since then, it has raised over £100K and will support 13 riders this season. For more information, visit

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