cyclist Emily Bridges was thrown into the limelight earlier this year when she was banned by the sport’s governing body for competing in her first women’s national event.
Bridges received death threats after after the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) banned her from competing in the National Omnium Championships in April against the likes of .
The Welsh cyclist spoke about being ‘relentlessly demonised’ after being banned from competing at the event. However, she remains defiant and chasing the dream of representing Wales at the Commonwealth Games .
Bridges appeared on ITV Wales documentary , which was broadcast on Tuesday night. Trans cyclist Emily Bridges reveals ‘physical threats’ after Boris Johnson comments Cyclist Emily Bridges says trans women are the “punching bag” and “culture war” targets The programme followed Bridges over the last 18 months as she began competing as a woman and working towards her Commonwealth Games goal in four years time.
Bridges said: "I’m still here. I’ve had all the opportunities to leave cycling, but I’ve never wanted to. It’s just part of who I am. I love Wales and it’s a dream to be in that Welsh jersey in the ."
The Welsh cyclist began hormone therapy last year to lower her testosterone levels. She added: ‘I’m aware I have other traits and attributes to other female riders, but they aren’t so widely different that it makes competition unfair. A reduction of testosterone creates a fair playing field. Transgender cyclist Emily Bridges aims to compete for Wales at the Commonwealth Games "This […]
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