A TEENAGER from East Linton is to play a key role in developing cycling in Scotland over the next two years after being chosen to be part of the first-ever Scottish Cycling Young People’s Panel (SCYPP).

Former Dunbar Grammar School pupil Louie Doig is one of nine who will represent the voice of young people in the sport.

The panel, which is led by the sport’s governing body Scottish Cycling, aims to help influence and shape the future of Cycling in Scotland.

It met for the first time at Scottish Cycling’s headquarters at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow last month.

Louie, who is about to start a degree in Sports Science at Glasgow University, has been part of Edinburgh Road Club since Summer 2016, with his most recent success being a win in the Peebles CC Road Race earlier this year.

He believes it is vital that Scottish Cycling has a platform for young people to express their views.

He said: “I am really looking forward to the opportunity of working with my fellow members to develop a range of new projects to get more people cycling across Scotland.”

The panel will be engaged in projects across the organisation – from regional development to events, and coaching and education.

Craig Burn, Scottish Cycling CEO, said: “I look forward to seeing the positive impact their dedication and passion for cycling in Scotland has.”