UCI publishes guide to promote women’s cycling

Nov 15, 2019, 08:49 AM

As women’s cycling continues to grow, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has published a Best Practice Guide to carry through the momentum worldwide.

The UCI has published the guide on its website.

This new initiative is in line with the UCI’s Agenda 2022 which commits to supporting women’s cycling and the place of women in the cycling family.

UCI Director General Amina Lanaya explained that the guide was produced as the result of replies received to a questionnaire sent out to all the UCI’s affiliated National Federations.

“We realised that many National Federations were motivated to develop women’s cycling, but were not sure how to go about it,” she said. “We therefore decided to compile this guide with examples from Federations on all continents that have successful strategies in place for women’s cycling. The aim is to inspire other Federations to act similarly, ultimately leading to mass development of women’s cycling in all countries.”

The guide includes best practices from Federations of all sizes, from different geographical regions, and with varying resources. It covers a wide variety of topics including: increasing the number of licence-holders, growing mass participation, developing youth cycling, improving Elite performance and providing opportunities in leadership roles.

The Women in Cycling Best Practice Guide was presented by the President of the UCI Women’s Commission, Tracey Gaudry, at the UCI Congress in Harrogate (Great Britain) in September. It is also being presented at various UCI Sharing Platforms organised by Continental Confederations in different regions of the world.