Just read the latest on the Eastway debacle. Apparently the new temporary site for the Eastway User Group has Great Crested Newts on the land, plus other amphibians which are protected species. The land may not be developed for cycle racing until these creatures are removed! Although the London Development Agency has had all summer to act, they have sat on their collective arses and done little. Now nothing can be acheived until after the winter and the Newts are active again. Eastway User Group are understandably livid. Not only has the post Olympic site been reduced to a third of the original size. Now they have no temporary site to race on. British Cycling must just be a joke to the LDA, ODA and Sports Council. Even though at the last Olympics cycling was the most successful sport for medals Britain had. The officials of British Cycling just blithely allow things to deteriorate, instead of demanding of these quango's that which is the right of Eastway User Group's members. Perhaps they are keeping their heads down until after 2012 when the MBE's, OBE's and similar are awarded to those who did nothing but took the plaudits!!! Is anyone on the forum as appalled as I?