Comments on: British cycling is going great … just not in Britain The Reuters global sports blog Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Barry Mon, 30 Mar 2009 14:32:18 +0000 Yes – quite correct. All the hot air that comes from government and council about keeping fit and getting people inolved in sport – they should take a look at the mess they have made locally.

It is virtually impossible to get any event organised on the road – cycling , running or whatever – without huge expense and bureaucratic meddling . They really don’t want these events to happen and cite health and safety as their sure fire way out. In my area in the last year several long standing triathlon events have been cancelled as well as road running events. As they say if someone tried to organise the London marathon toady – he would fail.

All these events need co operation – and in my experience the most co operative by miles are private landowners (incl shooting estates – now that’s a surprise isn’t it ) followed by bodies like the National Trust. The most obstructive and least co operative are the councils.