British Cycling and Sky to end partnership

Sky and British Cycling won't be carrying on. Credit: PA

British Cycling will end their eight-year relationship with broadcaster Sky in 2016, it has been announced.

The decision to part ways was said to be amicable, said British Cycling chief executive Ian Drake.

British Cycling and Sky will remain firm friends and part with great mutual affection, having achieved amazing things together.

The last 10 years have been brilliant for our sport - our membership and participation in cycle sport continues to grow, we've encouraged over 1.7 million people to cycle regularly with even more starting all the time and we are seeing the emergence of a new generation of cycling heroes.

– Ian Drake