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An Update on our Transgender and Non-Binary Participation Policy

An Update on our Transgender and Non-Binary Participation Policy

Background We published our first Transgender and Non-Binary Participation Policy in October 2020, with a commitment to reviewing it annually or more frequently if circumstances…

Thursday, Nov 17

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Background

We published our first Transgender and Non-Binary Participation Policy in October 2020, with a commitment to reviewing it annually or more frequently if circumstances required, recognising the fast-moving nature of both the science and sports policy landscapes.

Following a period of consultation, we published an updated policy in January 2022. In April, the British Cycling Board voted to suspend this policy with immediate effect, pending a full review, to allow us further time for discussion with stakeholders including the sport’s international federation, the UCI.

What does the suspension of the policy mean?

We remain committed to ensuring that trans and non-binary people are welcomed, supported and celebrated in the cycling community, and the inclusion of these groups within non-competitive activities remains unaffected by the suspension. We are also working to ensure that our workforce and volunteers within the sport, such as Commissaires and club coaches, continue to feel supported in their roles.

For competitive activities that require Race Licences, trans and non-binary participants who obtained their Race Licence in accordance with the policy when it was in place can continue to use this licence to compete while our review is ongoing. Please note that our Technical Regulations only apply to affiliated events where a British Cycling Race Licence is required, and events which are run under an alternative licensing body may have different eligibility rules.

Together with today’s update, we have circulated new guidance for affiliated clubs and volunteers, and our team are on hand to provide any further clarification where […]

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