One flag is missing When the Tour of Britain cycle race starts there will be athletes proudly flying their national flags from all over the world, including Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish athletes.
There will be only one flag and nationality missing as they race through our streets and countryside: England's flag. TheInternational Cycling Union has granted Scotland and Wales special dispensation to compete as entities separate from the GBR team. Sport England exists on English taxpayers' money, and that money should be spent promoting England and English sports. The GB team are all English, so why not an English team? The Visit Scotland and Visit Wales tourist boards can do the best they can for their countries, but this Government thought fit to abolish Visit England and replace it with Visit Britain.