World Championships 2017 cash shortfall: Norwegians crowdfunding to help Bergen

After organisers of the 2017 World Championships in Bergen announced a cash shortfall, thousands of Norwegians have donated via crowd-funding

2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The Norwegian people have come to the aid of the organisers of the 2017 UCI Road World Championships, after a significant cash shortfall was reported.

Just a few days after the 2017 Worlds concluded in Bergen concluded on Sunday, September 24, the Norwegian Cycling Federation, Norges Cykleforbund, revealed that the event had run over budget.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, 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, 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.