Scottish Cycling Standing Up For Equality

Scottish Cycling Standing Up For Equality


We are proud to announce that on Thursday 2nd November 2017, Scottish Cycling joined an ever-growing list of organisations, sports governing bodies and clubs in signing up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

The Scottish LGBT Sports Charter is an initiative from the Equality Network. Their goal is to help create a Scotland where everyone can take part, enjoy and succeed in sport at all levels whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity. This is a goal that we at Scottish Cycling share, so we were very pleased when Vic from the Equality Network agreed to come and meet us at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

Cycling is a constantly developing sport and we at Scottish Cycling want be at the fore-front of this, this is why we intend to continue to work with the Equality Network and other organisations to create a welcome and supporting atmosphere and to continue to promote cycling as a sport for all.

Scottish LGBT Sports Charter

If you would like to learn more about the Charter or would like to get in contact with the Equality Network you can do so via their website, on Facebook, or on Twitter!

The charter has five principles for those delivering sport in Scotland to sign up to.

  • Take steps to actively involve LGBT people in sport and visibly support LGBT inclusion and equality.
  • Challenge homophobic and transphobic behaviour and ensure a positive and welcoming sporting environment for LGBT participants.
  • Develop policies and practices that are inclusive, informed by a better understanding of the issues and barriers for LGBT people and by taking advantage of training.
  • Work to further include trans people in sport by understanding the differing needs for trans participants and begin to reduce the barriers which prevent trans people from taking part in sport in their acquired gender.
  • Strive to make continuous improvements to greater include LGBT people in Scottish sport.