British Cycling riders’ data security breached

Exclusive: a data breach at the English Institute of Sport affected cyclists among athletes from other sports

British Cycling riders in action

(Image credit: Alex Whitehead/

The organisation which holds medical records and performance data on British Cycling funded athletes has been affected by a security breach, Cycling Weekly has learnt.

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) has sent communications to all cyclists concerned, though it is still in the process of informing athletes from other sports.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.