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The Rayner Foundation (RF) is working towards supporting as many talented riders as possible and has created an initiative whereby British teams can apply for a grant to subsidise the cost of a racing trip to Europe. These trips must be undertaken with the express aim of allowing British riders to gain experience of racing abroad with the ambition of becoming professional cyclists.

Open to:
•    Junior Men Teams
•    Junior Women Teams
•    Senior Women Teams but with a concentration of U23 riders 


All riders on a particular trip must be British nationals.

Each grant must be applied for separately using the supplied application form.
The grant is not intended to fund the whole cost of the trip but to contribute to the costs.

The RF intends to offer support to a variety of riders and teams so there may be a limit on the number of times an individual may qualify for support. 

Please note that even if you do not have all the information to complete the form fully, (e.g. race entries not confirmed yet) then make a preliminary application and follow up when more information becomes available. 

The RF will make the decision on each application and that decision will be final.

By awarding these grants the RF will not be responsible for any technical aspects of the trip which must fall wholly under the responsibility of the Team Management.


Riders and Teams will be expected to promote the RF via their social media channels – further details can be supplied later to those successful applicants. A Race Report will be required after the completion of the trip and payment will be made after this is received.

We would also ask Teams and Riders to be mindful of the fundraising aspect of the RF and any opportunity that can be found to encourage public support will be appreciated. Please visit our website to see how to donate. 

To apply for a Gateway grant please download the application form using the button below and email the completed application to for the attention of Joscelin Ryan


THE RAYNER FOUNDATION has been a registered Charity since 2019.

Previously known as the Dave Rayner Fund since 1994

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