• In the interest of public safety certain details of the event should remain confidential to prevent any potential disruption on the day
• The information requested is classified as confidential by the overarching organisation planning the event.
• Draft status of the manual – Regulation 12(4)(d) applies in that the draft manual is not in its final state. The version held by SCDC may not be full and accurate. It would not serve the public interest to disclose the information in this incomplete form.
• Ongoing process – Regulation 12(4)(d) applies in that the material relates to work in progress.
• “Chilling effect” – There is some concern that disclosure of the information would affect the frankness of future discussions with participants. Its disclosure now would risk putting future full and frank discussions under threat.
I'll appeal on the grounds that the wrong regulations were used and partial disclosure should have been made but there's now no chance they'll tell us before the event why the chance to ride the last 1km of the Women's Tour is so dangerous that it requires helmets. Another victory for British Cycling's helmet promoters?