Andy Tennant speaks out to defend British Cycling approach over bullying claims

Former world champion says that British Cycling should "not be everyone's friend"

Andy Tennant at the 2016 Track World Championships

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Former world champion Andy Tennant has spoken out in defence of British Cycling after fresh claims were made about a culture of bullying at the organisation.

Wendy Houvenaghel was the latest rider to say that she experienced bullying during her time with British Cycling, saying that the decision not to pick her for the London 2012 Olympics was related to her age.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.