British Cycling statement following road race fatality

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British Cycling has been deeply saddened by the death of a member, Jason Catley, following an incident in an East Midlands Road Race League event in Leicestershire on Saturday.

Bob Howden, president of British Cycling, spoke on behalf of the governing body: “My heart goes out to Mr Catley’s family and friends at this difficult time, and all at British Cycling send our deepest sympathies. This is a tragedy which will be felt across the cycling community.

“I want to assure everyone who cares about our sport that the safety of competitors and spectators at cycling events remains our highest priority.”