Laura Kenny, Lizzie Deignan, Sir Chris Hoy, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell Shand are only some of the world and Olympic cycling champions to become listed on a host of ‘real ladies’ in backing a long-standing campaign which aims to narrow the vast gender cycling space to get one million more women on bikes by 2020.
Our research that is latest demonstrates that two thirds of regular cyclist in Britain are guys (69%), in comparison to nations like Denmark where male cyclists account fully for 47% and feminine cyclists 53%.
There’s also a vast disparity in self- confidence amounts amongst men and women, with over six in ten ladies (64%) saying they don’t feel confident riding their bicycle from the roadways (26% more than guys) and an equivalent number claiming that infrastructure (63%) and motorist behavior (66%) will not make them feel safe (17% and 13% more than guys, correspondingly). If these barriers had been eliminated, data indicate the potential that is true grow women’s biking – with 36% of ladies – equating to 9,720,000 – saying they wish to cycle more often.
In 2013 we launched our women’s strategy when simply 525,000 women were cycling regularly – utilizing the try to improve this figure by 1 million, by 2020. Read More