British Cycling chief steps down three weeks after controversial Shell deal

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  • Sport’s governing body faced huge backlash over ‘absurd’ deal
  • Brian Facer also had to apologise after Queen’s funeral guidance

Brian Facer has stepped down with immediate effect as chief executive of British Cycling, three weeks after the organisation announced a partnership with Shell UK that was fiercely criticised by environmental groups.

In a statement released Tyesterdayon Monday, the national governing body for road and track cycling said the decision had been reached by mutual agreement with the board. Facer’s departure will not affect the eight‑year deal with Shell, with British Cycling’s statement reiterating “our unwavering commitment to our commercial partners, including Shell UK”.

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Written by Niall McVeigh
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