Laura Kenny, Lizzie Deignan, Sir Chris Hoy, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell Shand are simply some of the world and Olympic cycling champions to participate a bunch of ‘real females’ in supporting a long-standing campaign which is designed to narrow the vast sex biking gap and obtain one million more females on bikes by 2020.
Our research that is latest demonstrates that two thirds of frequent cyclist in Britain are males (69%), in comparison to nations like Denmark where male cyclists take into account 47% and feminine cyclists 53%.
Addititionally there is a disparity that is vast self- confidence amounts amongst gents and ladies, with over six in ten ladies (64%) saying they don’t feel confident riding their bicycle in the roadways (26% greater than guys) and the same number claiming that infrastructure (63%) and motorist behavior (66%) will not cause them to feel safe (17% and 13% more than men, correspondingly). If these obstacles had been eliminated, data suggest 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 just 525,000 women were cycling frequently – because of the try to improve this figure by 1 million, by 2020. (more…)