Disciplinary

Disciplinary

Navigation:
Home » About Us » Governance

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.

Download disciplinary rules

Contact

To report an alleged incident of misconduct, email details to disciplinary@britishcycling.org.uk.

For other issues relating to British Cycling's Disciplinary policy and procedure, please contact:

Simon Thornton - British Cycling disciplinary officer
Email: simonthornton@britishcycling.org.uk

Past cases

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.

Reference: 0039
Name: Matt Holmes
Misconduct: Bringing the sport into disrepute/Breach of Code of Conduct/ Serious use of offensive or foul language/ Physical abuse of another competitor
Sanction: 5 month suspension from competition and £75.00 fine
Resolved: 23 April 2015 (Specified Sanction accepted in full by the individual)
Documentation

Reference: 0037
Name: Horspath CSC
Misconduct: Brining the sport into disrepute/Breach of Code of Conduct/ Verbal abuse of a Race Official/ Physical abuse of a Race Official
Sanction: £500.00 fine and formal warning as to future conduct.
Resolved: 26 January 2015 (Specified Sanction accepted in full by the club)
Documentation

Reference: 0036
Name: David Carmichael
Misconduct: Brining the sport into disrepute/Breach of Code of Conduct/ Verbal abuse of a Race Official
Sanction: Four month suspension from competition. £50.00 fine.
Resolved: 22 January 2015 (Specified Sanction accepted in full by the individual)
Documentation

Reference: 0035
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)
Documentation

Reference: 0033
Name: Martin Smith
Misconduct: Physical abuse of another competitor.
Sanction: Nine month suspension and £100.00 fine.
Resolved: 07 October 2014 (Specified Sanction accepted in full by the individual)
Documentation

Reference: 0032
Name: Alexander Royle
Misconduct: Breach of Technical Regulations
Sanction: Disqualification of race result
Resolved: 18 September 2014 (Specified Sanction accepted in full by the individual)
Documentation

Reference: 0031
Name: Russell Hampton
Misconduct: Breach of Technical Regulations
Sanction: Disqualification of race result
Resolved: 08 September 2014 (Specified Sanction accepted in full by the individual)
Documentation

Reference: 0029
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)
Documentation

Reference: 0024
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)
Documentation

Reference: 0016
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)
Documentation

Reference: 006
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)
Documentation

Reference: 0001(b)
Name: Robert Bandosz
Misconduct: Breaking the terms of a previous suspension (second offence).
Sanction: 12 month extension to existing suspension.
Resolved: 28 March 2012 (Sanction imposed by a Disciplinary Committee)
Documentation

Reference: 0001
Name: Robert Bandosz
Misconduct: Breaking the terms of a previous suspension.
Sanction: 12 month extension to existing suspension (with the latter 9 months suspended).
Resolved: 25 February 2012 (Sanction imposed by a Disciplinary Committee)
Documentation