More riders from Black And Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds seem to be taking up cycling. Yet most cycling clubs, even in racially diverse London, are still very white. The same appears to be true of how cycling is portrayed at national level, including cycling media and brands. Starting off as a small project within one cycling club in London, DIVERSITY IN CYCLING has grown to include contributions from over 60 BAME cyclists, whose experiences of cycling and cycling clubs are very revealing. These experiences are detailed in a PDF report together with practical recommendations that cycling clubs, the media and brands can all play a part in embracing.
DIVERSITY IN CYCLING is supported by British Cycling and this event is open to any cyclist interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion within the cycling community.
~ The Panel ~
Yewande Adesida, SES Racing
Mani Arthur, Black Cyclists Network + Finsbury Park CC
Biola Babawale, Velociposse
Junaid Ibrahim, Brothers on Bikes
Nasima Siddiqui, Wyndymilla
PJ Dulay, Fireflies and Cicli Artigianali
Matt Kumar, Kingston Wheelers
Moderator: Andy Edwards, Kingston Wheelers & Sigma Sports
Special guest: Maurice Burton, De Ver Cycles, Team De Ver C.C.
LISTEN back to an audio recording via the Wheel Suckers Podcast on
soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/wheelsuckerspodcast/live-panel-diversity-in-cycling
We'd like to thank Andy Edwards for all his hard work organising this event and writing the report, the speakers and everyone that joined us on the night.
Photos by Calvin Cheung