Campaign groups to save women’s cycling classic hit by trans rights row

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  • CiCLE Classic sponsor withdrew after transgender policy change
  • Sex Matters and Fair Play for Women ready to make up shortfall

One of Britain’s most prestigious women’s cycling races is on the verge of being saved 24 hours after its longstanding sponsor pulled out in protest at British Cycling’s suspension of its transgender policy.

The Women’s CiCLE classic in Melton, Leicestershire, which has been won by the Tokyo Olympic medallists Katie Archibald and Neah Evans, had looked to be an unwitting victim of British Cycling’s decision to bar the trans woman cyclist Emily Bridges racing against female riders pending a review.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/apr/13/campaign-groups-to-save-womens-cycling-classic-hit-by-trans-rights-row under the title “Campaign groups to save women’s cycling classic hit by trans rights row”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.