The search is on for Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling 2022
- Cycling charity looks to celebrate the everyday as well as sporting heroes from women’s cycling
- Photos of previous entries available on request
- Nominate someone
Cycling UK has today (Friday, 5 August) opened nominations for 100 Women in Cycling 2022, the list which each year celebrates exceptional women inspiring others to cycle.
Now in its sixth year, 100 Women in Cycling comprises of sporting heroes, influencers, industry moguls as well as community champions and local activists, including women from all walks of life and all types of cycling.
Last year’s list included Louise Vardeman, GB athlete and founder of all-female team InternationalElles, formed in 2019 to generate conversation about gender equality in cycling, and whose efforts in part can be thanked for the return of the Tour de France Femmes in 2022.
We want to shine the spotlight on all those people who identify as women making a positive difference to cycling across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Sarah Mitchell, Cycling UK's chief executive
Sarah Mitchell, Cycling UK’s chief executive said:
“This summer is the perfect time to celebrate active women: from the long-awaited return of the Tour de France Femmes and the Lionesses at the Euros, to the ongoing achievement on the track in Birmingham at the Commonwealth Games.
“All these amazing sports stars deserve celebrating, but with Cycling UK’s annual 100 Women in Cycling we go beyond the world of athletic achievement. We want to shine the spotlight on all those people who identify as women making a positive difference to cycling across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“Whether that’s campaigning for safer streets, leading the club runs in your local cycling club or someone who has battled adversity to take on a cycling challenge – nominate them today, and help Cycling UK recognise their contribution to the rich cycling culture we enjoy across the UK.”
Cycling UK’s annual 100 Women in Cycling is part of the charity’s work to get millions more people cycling. The charity actively encourages more women to cycle as it works to increase the diversity in those who cycle regularly.
To nominate someone you think should be celebrated as one of Cycling UK's ‘100 Women in Cycling’, visit the website:
Nominations close midnight on Sunday 21 August.
Notes to editors
- Cycling UK, the UK’s cycling charity, imagines a world where the streets are free of congestion and the air is clean to breathe, where parents encourage their children to cycle to school and everyone shares the exhilaration of being in the saddle. For more than 140 years, we’ve been making our streets safer, opening up new traffic free routes and inspiring more people to cycle more often. www.cyclinguk.org
- To see previous years’ winners, go to: https://www.cyclinguk.org/100women
Press contact information
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