Change Cycling Now group unveils 'Charter of the Willing'

Grand Colombier, Tour de France 2012

A broad group of cycling personalities gathered at the Hilton Hotel in London's Edgware road to reveal its four-page 'Charter of the Willing,' as well as present a way ahead for cycling and propose changes to anti-doping controls - as well as demanding the removal of UCI president Pat McQuaid and honorary president Hein Verbruggen.

Following two days of discussions in London, the group (Skins founder and chairman Jaimie Fuller, Dr Michael Ashenden, journalist Paul Kimmage, former Tour winner Greg LeMond, former Festina coach Antoine Vayer, former AIGCP president and former pro Eric Boyer, Garmin team owner Jonathan Vaughters, Dr John Hoberman of the University of Texas prime among them) announced its intention to, in the words of Kimmage, 'become a noisy pressure group'. Although to be fair this would appear to be the least of the group's ambitions.

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