Domestic road racing faced challenging circumstances even before the pandemic, including folding teams and races, a broken economic model, and a shortage of young volunteers willing to replace or even assist the sport’s ageing nucleus of race organisers.
In the first instalment of a two-part investigation into the commercial and organisational machinery that supports the British road scene, we focus on race organisation and the domestic calendar. Our examination is supported by the testimony of five expert witnesses: Erick Rowsell, Phil Jones, Jonathan Durling, Larry Hickmott and Peter Harrison.
Join co-hosts Timothy John and Phil Jones MBE, the Managing Director of Brother UK, for a mature, even-handed consideration of the domestic sport’s most significant challenges and the methods by which they might be overcome. Erick Rowsell’s exclusive revelation that British Cycling will hold a National Road Series in 2021 is one of many insights uncovered.