British Cycling is responsible for the management of disciplinary cases within the sport of cycling.
The purpose of these disciplinary rules is to provide clear and uniform procedures across all regions and all cycling disciplines for handling disciplinary cases.
In particular, they encourage members to accept a predetermined sanction for given acts of misconduct rather than undergoing a hearing, but establish an impartial panel of decision makers with clear rules for evidence/standards of proof should a full disciplinary hearing be required.
The disciplinary rules are benchmarked against acknowledged best practice of other sports' National Governing Bodies and we are confident that they provide our members with a fair, robust and consistent approach to disciplinary matters.
To report an alleged incident of misconduct, email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other issues relating to British Cycling's Disciplinary policy and procedure, please contact:
Jenny Nicholson - British Cycling disciplinary officer
In the interests of transparency, British Cycling publishes the decisions of all disciplinary and appeal committees unless there are exceptional circumstances in which it is considered inappropriate to publish. Once a case of misconduct has been through the full disciplinary process, details of the case will be published here.
Name: Michael Ashurst
Misconduct: Breach of Terms of Suspension
Sanction: 8 month extension of current suspension
Resolved: 22 July 2016 (Specified Sanction accepted in full by the individual)
Name: Darren Howitt
Misconduct: Breach of Code of Conduct
Sanction: 12 month suspension from membership. Sanction suspended until 04 July 2016.
Resolved: 04 July 2015 (Sanction imposed by a Disciplinary Committee)
Name: Ryan Taylor
Misconduct: Breach of Code of Conduct/Physical Abuse of a Race Official
Sanction: Four year suspension from membership and competition plus £500.00 fine
Resolved: 21 February 2015 (Sanction imposed by a Disciplinary Committee)
Name: Andrew Butcher
Misconduct: Breaches of Technical Regulations/Disobeying the reasonable directions of a Race Official/Breach of Code of Conduct/Physical Abuse of a Race Official/ Dangerous riding
Sanction: Three year suspension plus £250.00 fine
Resolved: 19 July 2014 (Sanction imposed by a Disciplinary Committee)
Name: Mark Elmy
Misconduct: Bringing the sport into disrepute/Breach of Code of Conduct/ Breach of Code of Practice for Sport Coaches/ Abuse of a position of trust or authority
Sanction: Two year suspension from membership. Five year suspension from coaching.
Resolved: 13 December 2014 (Sanction imposed by a Disciplinary Committee)
Name: Jayne Goldsworthy
Misconduct: Abuse of a position of authority.
Sanction: Life suspension.
Resolved: 20 July 2013 (Specified Sanction accepted in full by the individual)
Name: Robert Bandosz
Misconduct: Breaking the terms of a previous suspension (third offence).
Sanction: £1000 fine and indefinite suspension until conditions met.
Resolved: 19 May 2012 (Sanction imposed by a Disciplinary Committee)