Environmental groups slam British Cycling’s 'cynical' and 'absurd' partnership with Shell

Shell advising British Cycling on attaining net zero "as absurd as beef farmers advising lettuce farmers on how to go vegan" says Greenpeace

Connor Swift
Connor Swift in GB kit at the World Championships last month
(Image credit: SW Pix)

Environmental groups including Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace UK have branded oil and gas giant Shell's eight year partnership deal with British Cycling an "absurd" and "cynical PR initiative". 

British Cycling said that its long term deal with Shell will bring in “wide-ranging support and investment” as well as helping to accelerate the organisation's path to net zero.

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

He has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the recent Glasgow World Championships. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world and interviewed some of the sport's top riders. 

When not writing news scoops from the WorldTour, or covering stories from elsewhere in the domestic professional scene, he reports on goings on at bike shops up and down the UK, where he is based when not out on the road at races. He has also appeared on the Radio Cycling podcast.