British Cycling told riders 'not to divulge details' of 100-person Manchester training event

The governing body has defended the 'simulated Olympic competition' as being within the government lockdown guidance


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British Cycling has insisted it was following government lockdown guidelines after it emerged a 100-person training simulation took place at the Manchester velodrome last week.

The three-day 'simulated Olympic competition' coincided with the planned dates of the British National Track Championships, which had been cancelled in December due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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