Funding, blah blah blah, elite sports (tennis, generally, yes I do play) those with loads of money, football (yes I do play) blah blah. Jobs for the boys (no I haven’t got one) etc etc.
Now if you look on the BBC there is a whole article about the following table. Yet, and I’m probably really really stupid, not once was triathlon mentioned. And yet (call me stupid) but my interpretation of the table is that triathlon has probably changed the participation levels by a lot and also cycling also just by itself.
Source: Sport England’s Active People Survey