British Cycling hits back over Nicole Cooke's allegations of sexism in cycling

National federation highlights the work it has done to improve women's cycling

Nicole Cooke was one of the former riders to speak out against British Cycling (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

British Cycling has responded to Nicole Cooke's damning evidence of sexism in the organisation with a statement that it is "absolutely committed to resolving the historic gender imbalance in our sport".

The statement, which was issued only hours after Cooke gave evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into sexism and doping in cycling but makes no explicit reference to Cooke's evidence, sets out the progress that British Cycling has made in introducing more women to cycling.

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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.