It is Transgender Awareness Week, and British Cycling has issued an update on its Transgender and Non-Binary Participation Policy, which was suspended in April this year. The policy review remains ongoing, however the new guidance published today gives some clarity to racers wishing to race events run under British Cycling eligibility rules, as well as reiterating inclusive messages to those outside the race scene.
The full guidance can be read here . The keys points relating to competitive events are: That no new Full Race Licences for transgender and non-binary athletes will be processed until the completion of the full policy review
Full Race Licences already issued under previous rules remain valid
Licences for events run under British Cycling regulations must be accepted at face value, and not questioned at or during at event.
Any concerns about or objections to eligibility are to be raised via the British Cycling Compliance Team and not discussed publicly.
The responsibility for checking eligibility sits with the athlete.
British Cycling competitive events Event organisers, Commissaires and all participants should take a Licence and/or event entry at face value and all participants should respect the decision of the event officials. If an event organiser, participant or volunteer has any concerns regarding another participant’s eligibility, this should be done after the event via the British Cycling Compliance team. Where queries surrounding a participant’s eligibility are raised at the event or out of office hours, the participant should be permitted to race and following the […]