Laura Kenny, Lizzie Deignan, Sir Chris Hoy, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell Shand are simply a several world and Olympic cycling champions to participate a number of ‘real ladies’ in supporting a long-standing campaign which is designed to slim the vast gender biking space and acquire one million more ladies on bikes by 2020.
Our latest research demonstrates that two thirds of regular cyclist in Britain are males (69%), when compared with nations like Denmark where male cyclists take into account 47% and feminine cyclists 53%.
There is a disparity that is vast confidence amounts amongst gents and ladies, with additional than six in ten women (64%) saying they don’t feel confident riding their bike from the roads (26% greater than guys) and the same number claiming that infrastructure (63%) and motorist behavior (66%) doesn’t cause them to feel safe (17% and 13% more than men, correspondingly). If these obstacles had been eliminated, data suggest the real potential to grow women’s biking – with 36% of women – equating to 9,720,000 – saying they wish to cycle more often.
In 2013 we established our women’s strategy when simply 525,000 women were cycling frequently – with all the make an effort to improve this figure by 1 million, by 2020. The effort, backed by Sport England’s This woman Can campaign, has helped to inspire over 800,000 ladies to use up biking up to now, but regardless of this progress, the stubborn sex disparity and dwindling self- self- confidence levels indicate there is more to be achieved. Read More