The Daily Telegraph

British Cycling backpedals over instructio­n not to go on bike rides

- By Olivia Rudgard

BRITISH Cycling has apologised after issuing guidance not to cycle during the state funeral on Monday.

The sports body withdrew advice issued earlier this week to limit bike rides to times outside the funeral, admitting it had “got this one wrong”.

The Royal Household has said there is no obligation to cancel activities.

The original British Cycling guidance said it “strongly recommends that anybody out riding their bike on the day of the state funeral does so outside of the timings of the funeral service and associated procession­s”.

But yesterday it said: “We understand that the decision on whether to cycle during that time is one for individual­s and clubs to take for themselves, and we’re sorry that we got it wrong.”

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