Women’s CiCLE Classic sponsor withdraws funding in protest over British Cycling's suspension of trans athlete policy

Peter Stanton says British Cycling's move last week is "unacceptable"

The women's CiCLE Classic
(Image credit: SWPix)

The major sponsor behind the Women’s CiCLE Classic and the men’s Junior CiCLE Classic has withdrawn his funding in protest over British Cycling suspending their trans athlete policy.

Peter Stanton said he had many friends and colleagues in the trans community that he would be "letting down if I did not make a stand to show my support for their rights".

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.