Ontario Cycling is pleased to announce the official launch of its Athlete Council. The Council acts as an advisory committee to the Ontario Cycling office bringing forward the athlete voice on policy changes, competitions, inclusion, safety, and any other issues impacting the sport of cycling. The Council is chaired by the Athlete Representative on the Board of Directors and provided administrative support by the Sport Performance Director. At this time, we would like to introduce the inaugural council members.
Siobhan Kelly – Committee Chair
Siobhan is an international level cyclist in CX and MTB and the owner/operator of Black Dog Racing. Siobhan brings years of experience in the sport as an athlete in lending her voice to both the Athlete Representative role with Ontario Cycling Board of Directors and Chair of the Athlete Council.
Katty Abran – Council Member
Katty has been involved in para sports for over a decade and races as a H4 Handcyclist. Katty is passionate about growing and expanding opportunities for para-cyclists at all levels of the sport through education and helping remove barriers to participation.
Emily Marcolini - Committee Member
Emily has been involved in road racing for the past 6 years during which she has represented Ontario at Canada Games, won a stage at the 2022 Tour of the Gila and placed 3rd overall at 3rd at the 2022 Redlands Cycling Classic. Emily will bring her experiences navigating the sport system to help improve the cycling journey for all riders.
Malcolm Barton – Committee Member
Malcolm has been involved in cycling for over 10 years actively racing in gravel, Mountain Bike, and Cyclocross. One of Malcolm’s cycling highlights is racing the Superprestige Diegem CX Race in Belgium over Christmas holidays in front of a large cheering crowd. Malcolm wants to help ensure athletes have a system in place to develop to their potential.
Nick Wammes – Committee Member
Nick represented Canada in Track Sprint at the 2020 Olympic Games and developed through the Ontario Cycling track program. Nick has actively given back to the program, often volunteering with Team Ontario and giving talks to aspiring athletes.