Better late than never.

Great Britian has finally started to cancel cycling sportives and sanctioned races in concert with the rest of the world to slow the spread of coronavirus.

British Cycling announced vie Twitter they have “suspended all of our sanctioned cycling activities initially until April 30.”

The decision was made “to protect the health and wellbeing of riders, officials, volunteers and spectators, and alleviate the risk of an additional burden on the emergency services at what is a hugely testing time.”

Suspension includes all races, gran fondos, sportives, recreational rides and education classes.

Promoters have started to communicate cancellations and reschedule events if possible. Etape Loch Ness in Scotland, originally scheduled for 26 April, has already announced it will now take place on 13 September.

Check the GFDN Worldwide Gran Fondo Calendar for the most accurate and up-to-date listings of current, cancelled and rescheduled events