Wendy Houvenaghel says she experienced bullying and sexism in British Cycling

Former Great Britain rider Wendy Houvenaghel has spoken of her time on the British cycling team, and says there was a 'medal at any cost' approach

Wendy Houvenaghel, silver medal in team pursuit, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Former Great Britain Olympic rider Wendy Houvenaghel says that she experienced bullying and sexism during her time with the British cycling team.

Speaking to the BBC, Houvenaghel said that British Cycling had a 'medal at any cost' approach to their riders which led to a 'culture of fear'.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.