This notion of the 'first' black man/black women is imposed upon the public to fit the white narrative-history of the sport. Stop the fooling.
‘No room for racism’ in cycling needs to be reified as a concrete reality in action and practice. Participation and representation of British cyclists at all levels from grassroots to professionals should be advanced and celebrated through the multiple ethnicities of British people.
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.