British Cycling sets up task force to revive domestic racing scene

Governing body CEO promises "immediate progress" for struggling scene

Riders at the Rydedale Grasscrete Grand Prix
(Image credit: Zadoroznyj/

British Cycling has appointed a new road racing task force in a bid to rejuvenate the UK domestic scene.

This year, the calendars of both the men’s and women’s National Road Series, the highest standard of racing in the UK, were reduced by two events. The cut backs came as two of the country’s most prominent domestic teams, Ribble Weldtite and AT85 Pro Cycling, collapsed. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.