Black Cyclists Network creates UK’s first BAME cycling team
New squad aims to give opportunities to cyclists from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
The Black Cyclists’ Network has announced the formation of the first competitive cycling team in the UK for black, Asian, ethnic minority (BAME) athletes.
The new team will aim to form a domestic team of 10 riders to race across the UK in 2021, formed of elite, cat 2 and cat 3 riders. Currently, the team’s roster consists of nine riders.
The team is being formed by London-based cycling club The Black Cyclists’ Network which was created in 2018 to tackle the stark lack of diversity and representation across the sport.