Cycling Weekly: Why Is Cycling So White?

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Cycling Weekly considered Why Is Cycling So White?

The article refers to Diversity In Cycling:

British Cycling no longer collects figures on ethnicity as standard due to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerns, but survey figures from a sample of 4,614 riders who took part in any type of competitive cycling event in the last two years show that barely one per cent of the participants are from ethnic minorities.

That compares with 13 per cent of the total UK population of 63 million people. A report on diversity by rider and activist Andy Edwards, published last year on the BC website, made a series of proposals for what clubs could do to attract ethnic minority bike riders, but how far these have been adopted is yet to be measured.

Read an online version of the article here. The full article can be read in the print and digital edition of Cycling Weekly, 2 July 2020.