LEADout Cycling is a re-introduced cycling academy, previously known as ACI (Barry Austin) that managed several current professional cyclists during their junior and U23 careers between 2004 and 2010 also remaining involved as mentors of several athletes who came through the structure.

Our mission is to identify a new generation of talented riders with the potential to participate in the top tier of cycling and introduce them to sustainable development during their junior and under 23 cycling years.

Through our passion for road cycling, we will encourage riders to aspire, mentor them along the way and be a partner to reach their dreams.

#ASPIRE

#Aspire (verb):   to direct one’s hopes, dreams or ambitions toward achieving something.

For us at LEADout Cycling young cyclists aspiring to become professional athletes is what it is all about and we would like to lead young South African roadies out into the future and assist to cement a foundation for their cycling careers.    

In 2015,  LEADout Cycling will incorporate juniors with the the ambition to become somebody great one day as part of an Aspire Program.     If you think you have what it takes be one of them – we would like you to consider for us to introduce you to a road less travelled which includes hard work and dedication as well as some sacrifices along the way.   

LEADout has an extensive international network for athlete placement in Belgium, Spain and France.  Placement and drafting into teams will be considered on an athlete readiness basis. Our program will include personalised coaching, race preparation, Powertap and CycleOps performance testing in the build-up to an international race program during the European Summer Season. 

During the next couple of months we will be scouting at several races to invite identified riders to our first draft camps (Gauteng and Western Cape).  Riders interested to be part of the 2015 International LEADout team can also send their cycling CV’s to scout@leadoutcycling.co.za.

BARRY AUSTIN

Managing Director

Former National Road Cycling Manager, founder of LEADout. Coach and manager to multiple national championships in Junior, Under23 and Elite Categories since 2003.  Barry’s passion is to develop young riders to their full potential, with his sights set on assisting riders to become leading players in the international arena of cycling.

Malcolm Lange

Commercial Relations

Ex professional and South Africa’s most prolific winner, having racked up over 400 major race victories during a career that spanned 20 years.    Malcolm has a fond feeling of victory and the taste of success and his role in the academy will also be to share his experience with young aspiring riders.