NEWS: Taylor facing lengthly ban

Horspath’s Ryan Taylor has reportedly received a four year ban and £500 fine for his part in the unrest at the 2014 British Indoor Cycle Speedway Championships, which saw referee Bob Prince verbally and physically abused.

The hefty ban and fine’s severity was allegedly increased due to the rider not responding on a number of occasions to accept or reject the viewpoint put forward by the disciplinary panel. The final nail in the coffin being absent from the hearing.

It’s an unfortunate outcome for Taylor, the book has well and truly been thrown by the British Cycling disciplinary panel, with the end result being enhanced by a lack of communication. It certainly indicates the “no nonsense” intentions towards bad behaviour, of the governing body going into the 2015 season.