Boris Johnson’s comments led to threats against me, says Emily Bridges

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  • PM’s remarks prompted online abuse of transgender cyclist
  • ‘I’m scared a lot of the time about being who I am in public’

The transgender cyclist Emily Bridges feels comments made by Boris Johnson over whether she should race women were the catalyst for a wave of violent threats and has also revealed she wanted to compete at the Commonwealth Games this summer.

The 21-year-old Welsh athlete made headlines in March when her attempts to race at the British National Omnium Championships in the women’s category were thwarted at the 11th hour by the world governing body UCI.

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