I am interested in meaning making through the narrative and biographies of black champion cyclists. By learning about their individual agency, and creation of their sporting identities shaped by their lived experience as elite athletes.
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Dominant white cycling spaces are seldomly occupied by the black women. Why is this? Why are there so few Black women as professional cyclists on the world scene? What is going on?
The paragon surpasses skin colour in any human demonstration of grace... Racism aims to kill for all people any reference points towards advancing human learning through black excellence.
The cyclists do not see themselves as victims of a racist system. In fact the majority of the cyclists are 'system busters' by their successes in the sport. They beat the best of their peers.
The conception of my research began in 2009, when I was racing bikes. As an educationalist I wanted to bring these stories and my research work to the public through a non-academic medium, so as to increase greater possibilities of learning and impact.