British Cycling is committed to providing the opportunity for everyone who wants to ride their bike and be involved in the sport to be able to do so in a safe, accessible and supportive environment.
As part of that commitment, we are working hard to make cycling in the UK more equitable and to ensure that everyone feels free to participate regardless of their age, ability, gender, disability, race, parental or marital status, religion or belief or sexual orientation.
We were awarded the Equality in Sport Standard at Intermediate level in 2012, and the following year we launched our vision for women’s cycling with the ambition to inspire one million more women to ride, race and be part of British Cycling by 2020. This year has seen the launch of hubs across the country to increase the number of people with a disability getting involved with cycling.
We are all committed to working with our membership and partners to increase the diversity of participants in cycling as we grow the sport.
- The UK has an increasingly diverse population - not all parts of which have an equitable representation in cycling.
- There are huge benefits to the sport to welcome and involve people from all parts of society.
- Everyone should have the opportunity to participate at recreational and competitive levels and to progress to an elite level in the sport
- Participating in sport improves community relationships and the general health of the population.
Should you have any equality related queries or if you have any feedback or suggestions you'd like to make on how we can make British Cycling more equitable then please email and title your email 'Equality'.