Mapperley CC 'shocked' and 'surprised' amateur cyclist who never raced banned for doping

Mapperley CC say that they only found out about Ian Edmonds doping ban through the media and that they are surprised he attempted to use prohibited substances.

The cycling club who banned amateur cyclist Ian Edmonds rode for have expressed their shock at the doping sanction.

Edmonds, 41 and a member of Mapperley CC for the previous three years, was banned this week until August 2020 by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) for refusing to take an out-of-competition test in May 2016 after UK Border Force seized doping products that were addressed to him in early April.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.