Great Britain cycling team and UK Sport set to receive £30m funding injection

After sales of National Lottery tickets slump, the British government is set to plug the shortfall in sport funding ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games

GB team pursuiters during the 2016 Olympic Games

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Cycling and other UK Sport activities are set to receive a £30 million helping hand from the government due to the National Lottery's shortfall.

The Telegraph reported that Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to step in at the last minute to help UK Sport in its build-up towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Her decision is pending approval.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.