Alongside five new sports, six fantastic events are making their return - including cycling. We’ve taken a look through the 2018 squad lists and here are some of the ‘one’s to watch’.

Team Scotland is filled with an abundance of talent, with three competitors in particular holding some impressive accolades.

Eva Young, aged 15, cycles at home for Pedal Power RT and will be coming into the competition with a brilliant track record. In the last twelve months, Eva has been crowned British Youth B Road Champion and British Youth B Cyclocross Champion, showing great versatility.

Alongside teammate Eva, 15-year-old Rebecca Saunderson will no doubt make an impact on the track this summer.

With three national titles to her name, Rebecca took the spoils in the points race, scratch race and 500m TT at the Scottish National Track Championships. Training with Studio Velo, she has also won silver in the Scottish Youth Omnium making her someone who’ll be difficult to beat at this year’s School Games.

Aaron King, 16, is another Scottish cyclist who is rising through the ranks. Cycling with Squadra Scozzese, Aaron has found success in previous years, being crowned 2016 Scottish Youth Criterium champion before following this up in 2018 when he became 500 TT & 2km Individual Pursuit champion on the track.

For England Central, 14-year-old Millie Couzens is definitely a competitor to look out for. Racking up a number of titles last year, Millie took home the glory as the 2017 U14 National Cyclocross champion, before finishing second at the U16 National Circuit Championships. Millie added to her extensive accomplishments earlier this year when she became 2018 U16 National Cyclocross champion.

Oscar Nilsson-Julien will be competing for England East and at 16 years old, the VC Londres cyclist is already U16 National Youth Points Race champion and was previously U14 National Omnium champion. Teammate Oliver Stockwell, also 16, promises to be tough competition at the School Games too, having become U16 National Road Circuit Race champion this year.

For Ulster, Maia Simmons will be taking to the track. The 14-year-old trains with the Bikehouse Cycling Club and has also competed at national level athletics. Finding her talent as a cyclist, Maia has won the Irish National Youth Cycling Road Race and Criterium Championships for three years in a row, making her a solid favourite amongst our young athletes.

York’s Max Poole is another name to watch for this summer, the 15 year old rising through the ranks quite impressively, having taken second at the Boys Youth Tour of Scotland in 2018. After claiming the National Road Series title, Max was recently named on British Cycling’s Olympic Development programme.

Tilly Gurney, 19, will be competing in the para-cycling events at this year’s School Games. Training with Spalding Cycling Club, Tilly has an impressive list of successes, including coming fourth at the National Para-Cycling TT and Road Champs 2018 (WB tandem), as well as coming  ninth in the Women’s Team Pursuit National Track Championships in 2018. Previously, she has twice taken bronze in the National Women’s 800m Grasstrack Championships.

With so many talented young athletes competing this summer, the 2018 School Games National Finals are not to be missed! You can buy your early-bird tickets here.

Want to see the full Cycling squad release? Check it out here!