Commuters (CC licensed image by kube414:Flickr) The Bicycle Association has published the insights of its research into diversity in the cycling industry, releasing a report (link is external) which says the senior leaders are "overwhelmingly white, heterosexual men", as well as noting "widespread experience of unfair treatment, including harassment".
The industry body’s work follows its Diversity Report, published in March, and has been released in collaboration with Cycle Industries Europe’s Women in Cycling programme and is supported by WORK180.
Commenting on the report, the Bicycle Association says it sheds light for the first time on critical insights and perspectives surrounding diversity and inclusivity within the cycling industry. It has been put together by surveying 1,123 people from a variety of backgrounds who work across the industry in companies and sectors of varying sizes.
Of the key findings, the report suggests that the industry is overwhelmingly led by straight white men, and that there is "widespread experience" of unfair treatment, including harassment.
BEST Road Cycling Shoes 2023 | 6 Pairs For Better Comfort & Efficiency Whatever Your Budget Nearly half of those with disabilities hide them from their employer, while "women and those from minority groups are more likely to leave the industry". The report also highlights how women want "concrete action" on leadership and pay.
On motivations to pursue working within the cycling industry, 63 per cent of men said they were inspired by a passion for cycling, while 45 per cent of women said the same.
In March, the Bicycle Association said the […]