The Department for Transport, which supports and funds Cycling England, is in for severe pruning as part of the £6.2 billion cuts outlined by chancellor George Osbourne in a bid to reduce the country’s spending deficit.
A spokesman told BikeRadar: “We’re not going to comment on the specific details of a leaked document. The Government has made it clear that it’s committed to radically increasing accountability and improving efficiency. As part of this, work is already underway to make substantial reforms to its public bodies. This work is ongoing and an announcement will be made in due course. We deeply regret any extra uncertainty for employees that this irresponsible leak has caused.”