IT surprises me that the Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth, minister of a minor religious faith in Scotland, should categorise cycling as a "minority pursuit" ("Cycling fans' joy runs in tandem with complaints over closed roads", The Herald, August 6). Every day in Glasgow there are more cyclists on the roads than there are members of the Episcopalian faith in the west of Scotland.

Glasgow needs tourists. Having burnt down (at the second attempt) one of its greatest tourist attractions, Mackintosh’s Art School, it needs these international sports events more than ever, to publicise itself to the world. The Very Reverend may take consolation in the likelihood that after Brexit these events may not be offered to Glasgow or any other British city.

Lindsay Nelson,

29 Cleveden Road, Glasgow.