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I suggest that the history of Irish cycling, which is longer than the story of the BCF which is the purpose of the page, should be moved elsewhere. Perhaps to a specific cycling page. It is interesting but far too long and out of place. Les woodland (talk) 21:02, 7 December 2007 (UTC)les woodland

I totally agree. That section was also dropped into the Irish Cycling page and it took quite a bit of editing to make it more accurate, more neutral, and to make it fit better into that page. I've removed it from this page, and I've also removed Cycling Ulster which is affiliated to Cycling Ireland and has nothing to do with BC as far as I know. --Eamonnca1 (talk) 21:36, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

New era[edit]

I've taken out the section "new era of dominance" and placed it here. I did that first because it is subjective, doesn't have details and contains no references. Second, and more importantly, I've done it because "British Cycling" is an organisation, the subject of the article, whereas the section was about "British cycling", the sport itself. Hope you agree. Les woodland (talk) 16:12, 21 January 2009 (UTC)les woodland

New Era of Dominance: A new era of dominance is emerging with Great Britain taking the role of the superpower in world track cycling. They have now dominated the last two world championships and reigned supreme at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Britain dominance is mainly to the resources that they have started using. They have used NASA, the Renault Formula One Racing Team. At the Beijing Olympics, Britain were noted for having completely different equipment compared to other competing teams. Their Bikes are more aerodynamic than any other bike used, their suits are especially made to reduce the drag and make them evidently quicker. This new equipment used by British Cycling have taken cycling to a new level in performance and at the moment there is no other nation that can compete with Great Britain on the track and this dominance doesn't look to be ending soon.

Refs[edit]

I have reorganised the refs and removed (in three stumbling stages) all mention of p.151 of "Ride and be Damned". It looks like 151 was the total number of pages in the book, and was cut/paste from the ABCC review (which is also a separate reference). Thus all 3 references now cite page 2. If this is wrong please either correct or undo. Autodidactyl (talk) 12:55, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Destruction of suits[edit]

In a recent piece in a BBC article it has been quoted (IIRC) that this was a nice rumour and that the suits are in fact in storage somewhere, I'll try and find the article later but I'm waiting for us to win another gold at the moment. --wintonian talk 16:59, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Ref saying that they were shreded; [1] & ref quoting Chris Boardman as saying is was a great rumour but they wern't; [2] --wintonian talk 17:05, 4 August 2012 (UTC)