Concerns have been raised about riders
not being fully in control of their bikes recently by a number of
As a next step, this topic will be
included on the next agenda for the Commissaires commission to
discuss the challenges associated with an acceptance at UCI level
events. We will also be looking to gain the commissions thoughts on
whether a regulation needs to be written for the British Cycling
technical regulations specifically addressing the suitable holding
of handlebars for commissaires to enforce directly within a race.
In the meantime, commissaires can address this in the briefing
that with safety of all riders in mind they would like to see all
riders holding the handlebars in the correct manner. Any further
enforcement without a specific regulation to address this behaviour
would be challenging.