British Cycling postpone all events until April 30

Cycling in Britain has taken off in recent years with the Tour of Britain and Tour de Yorkshire (PA Images)
Cycling in Britain has taken off in recent years with the Tour of Britain and Tour de Yorkshire (PA Images)
16:02pm, Tue 17 Mar 2020
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British Cycling have postponed all races, sportives and coaching courses until April 30.

Chief executive Julie Harrington is confident the right measures have been taken in the interest of protecting the public.

She said: “The decision has been taken based on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s caution against unnecessary travel and contact with others, to take the necessary steps to protect the health and wellbeing of riders, officials, volunteers and spectators, and alleviate the risk of an additional burden on the emergency services at what is a hugely testing time.

“We fully understand and appreciate the financial, social and community impact that this suspension could have, and we are working now to ensure that cycling is in the best possible health once the suspension can be lifted.”

One of the biggest races impacted by the postponement is the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester on April 18 and 19.

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