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.
Join us for Q&A with some of the contributors to the report and will also offer an opportunity to meet and get to know fellow cyclists and make new connections.
To read the report, please CLICK HERE and follow the links. Please try and read it in advance if you can, but come along anyway hear what everyone has to say.
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
Plus more names to announce.
Moderator: Andy Edwards, Kingston Wheelers & Sigma Sports
Special guest: Maurice Burton, De Ver Cycles, Team De Ver C.C.
Monday 24th June from 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
FREE, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diversity-in-cycling-tickets-63106889405
The Q&A, including audience questions will last about an hour, followed by socialising and getting to know one another until 10pm.
49 Old St. EC1V 9HX