Ross Cullen is the latest youngster to receive funding from the Dave Hitchen Fund. Ross is 14 years old and is an Apprentice on the British Cycling BMX Performance Pathway Program. He has been racing BMX for 8 years and is a member of the locally based Preston Pirates.
Impressively Ross is already the 2015 UCI BMX World Champion, British Champion and is also ranked number 1 in Europe for his age category.
Ross is aiming to go to Columbia this year to defend his World Title as well as to compete in a full Euorpean and British race season.
It is the second time that Ross has won the UCI World Championships. He won it in 2012 but had to miss out on defending his title in 2013 as the race was held in New Zeland.
Since the tender age of 12 Ross has been making waves and getting noticed. He was selected for the British Cycling Program at 12 and has been an Apprentice for 3 years where he hopes to progress onto the Junior Academy when he turns 15 this year.
His dream and goal is to eventually race and represent his country at Elite level at the Olympic Games in 2020 or 2024 so watch this space as we could have a future star in our midst.
The Dave Hitchen Fund has given Ross £721 which will pay for his flights to get him to Columbia so that he can defend his title.
You can check out Ross and his BMX skills at the 2015 World Championship Final here :