Katie Archibald had to ask her mum to stop sending her newspaper cuttings as she sought to get over a feeling of dejection after a disappointing world championships at the start of the month.
A £1.8 million investment in Lochore Meadows has started.
It has not been a good few months for British Cycling (BC). Allegations of sexism, discrimination and bullying within the ranks of the national cycling federation, which led to the resignation of technical director Shane Sutton and a pending investigation, have been doing the rounds.
There can be a fine line between being a tough, no-nonsense coach and being a bully.