British Cycling has today opened a five-week long consultation into its Transgender and Non-Binary Participation Policy, which was first published in October 2020, as part of a commitment to annually assess its impact as this area of sport and medical expertise develops.
The policy outlines the framework for participation in recreation activities and competitive events, along with the process which existing and prospective British Cycling members must follow to change the gender marker on their British Cycling membership and Race Licence. It also details how the policy will be supported through British Cycling’s Disciplinary Regulations and Code of Conduct, and the requirements of British Cycling employees, members, volunteers, affiliate clubs and participants when working with transgender and non-binary participants.
The consultation, which is open to feedback from anyone, is designed to gather the views of members, the wider cycling community, staff, volunteers, and external partners, along with identified groups including but not limited to: Stonewall, Gendered Intelligence, Mermaids, Fair Play For Women, Women in Sport and the Women’s Sport Trust.
The initial consultation period will last until Friday 30 April, at which point responses will be analysed and considered along with other available evidence.
Responses to the consultation will remain anonymous, however individuals will be given the option to provide data relating to their age, gender and role in cycling so that British Cycling can better understand the demographics of those who responded to the consultation.
You can access the consultation here.