Accusations of white saviourism become easier to make, especially when gestures and actions are not thought through carefully, and especially without any consulting of experiences and knowledge of those people who have suffered most from racial oppression.
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.