17 May 2022

BMX champ on her experience at Cycling NZ

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 17 May 2022

A damning report has been released about Cycling NZ's high performance programme.

Michael Heron QC who led this inquiry, also uncovered a culture of bullying, poor behaviour, lack of accountability and a dysfunctional high performance programme when he first investigated in 2018.

He says there has been some improvement since then - but there's is still plenty to be done.

Chair of Cycling NZ Phil Holden said he's scoping out how long it'll take to set up a system for athletes to safely come forward.

Jessie Smith is a world BMX champion who has felt the impact of the poor culture and systems at Cycling NZ.

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Photo: bmx.net

She spoke to Susie Ferguson.