Hatch, distinctively dapper, was dismissed on Friday, just an hour before the start of a meeting to discuss the 2007 cycle planning conference in Munich. Hatch has worked on the pan-European Velo-City conference for 22 years and latterly was the series director. In March, Hatch was "thrown off" the UK's National Cycling Strategy Board.

Olly Hatch dismissed from Velo-City

"I am no longer working for ECF as the Velo-city Series Director," Hatch has written in an email to colleagues.

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