Adventure Sports Coaching students and a BMX junior champion have teamed up as part of a mutually beneficial collaboration.
UCLan Outdoor undergraduates Peter Haggan and Karl Doneraki are helping Ross Cullen with strength & conditioning and nutritional advice, as he strives to progress to the top of his chosen sport.
After dominating the UK national series, Ross became a force to be reckoned with on the Euro circuit during 2013, consistently making A-finals.
He was one of 14 young athletes from across Lancashire to be awarded a grant and support from UCLan through the 'Rising Stars' programme.
Associate Lecturer Keith McGregor said: "Following the Division's recent link up with young climber Connor Byrne, this is another excellent opportunity for our students to work with one of the country's most exciting sporting prospects.
"We're delighted to be able to assist Ross and hope we can help him achieve his ambitions of success at world level."