‘British Cycling has seriously let down its membership’ - Green Party slams British Cycling's Shell deal

Green Party spokesperson says governing body has also 'let down the British public'

Rhys Britton
The Shell logo was clearly visible on British riders' kit at the European Track Championships last week
(Image credit: SW Pix)

The Green Party has criticised British Cycling’s new eight-year partnership with fossil fuel giant Shell announced last week saying the governing body has “let down the British public”. 

The deal will see Shell fund British Cycling's efforts to reach net-zero and invest in expanding cycling opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.