Emily Bridges, a transgender cyclist from the U.K., is planning legal action against British Cycling following the recent changes to the women’s categories.
In May, the cycling federation announced a policy that limits the participation of transgender women in bike races designated for the female category. The policy specifies that only individuals whose sex was assigned as female at birth will be eligible for competition. This decision followed a nine-month evaluation carried out by British Cycling. Vogue interview
Bridges was recently listed as one of the ’25 powerhouse women’ in Vogue . She also gave an interview with the outlet, saying she will not race anymore but plans on taking legal action against British Cycling.
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The interview, “I was banned from competitive cycling because I’m trans. hat won’t stop me fighting for my rights,” spoke about the cyclist’s past, and plans for the future. Rode with national team
“I was 10 when I started cycling competitively. I did a few sessions in a velodrome, and I was instantly hooked. Soon after, I began working my way up through the British cycling ranks, setting a national record in 2018 before joining the GB cycling team for a year in 2020. I left the team that year to transition, and in 2022, I was in talks to rejoin the GB cycling team with an eye on the […]