Survey aims to address cycling inequality

British Cycling keen to hear views

by Tom Henry   January 15, 2010  

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A bid to tackle inequality between the sexes when it comes to getting out on the bike is being made by British Cycling.

The organisation wants to find out why, when cycling is increasing at an unprecedented level, female participation has decreased. This trend, it says, 'magnifies the escalating gap between male and female participation' in the sport.

In addition, the level of female participation in cycling is a significant 17% lower than female participation in all sports.

British Cycling says it is committed to tackling this inequality and create a step change in the cycling infrastructure at a local level by providing enhanced and sustainable cycling opportunities specifically for women.

It is keen to hear views of women to establish the reasons for this trend in participation and provide them with the opportunity to air their thoughts of how it can shape its interventions and get more women cycling.

British Cycling has produced on online survey (linked here) which takes only a few minutes to complete.

The survey also has the option to provide contact details if you would like to be included in further research.