Diversity and Inclusion Champion's Toolkit

Being a Diversity and Inclusion Champion is a great way to bring more people into cycling. Photo by Wayne Fox

Diversity and Inclusion Champion's Toolkit

Championing diversity is an important role in encouraging people from a range of different backgrounds to enjoy being part of a cycling group.

The Diversity and Inclusion Champion is a person who takes on responsibility for ensuring people from a variety of races, religions, abilities, cultures and sexual identities and orientations are made to feel welcome and take part in group activities. 

The Diversity and Inclusion Champion should:

  • Actively encourage conversations about diversity and question the way we do things
  • Promote, celebrate and raise awareness of diversity and inclusion within your network/group
  • Recommend ways to improve experience of and engagement with diverse groups
  • Model positive behaviours that other can aspire to

The Diversity and Inclusion Champion role profile:

What you will be doing

  • Encourage open discussions about diversity in your cycle group
  • Encourage events that help celebrate diversity
  • Make others aware of the effects of discrimination
  • Identify areas in which your group can improve it's efforts to be more inclusive

The skills you need

  • An interest and commitment in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • To enjoy encouraging participation and involvement
  • To enjoy collaboration and learning from your peers
  • Being an integral influencer in your local cycling group
  • An opportunity to develop skills and experience in planning and group management
  • Satisfaction of increasing health and wellbeing of your local community and supporting Cycling UK's mission of enabling millions more people to cycle

How to apply

Read the full role description below to find out more about this vital post, then contact your group or club secretary if you would like to apply for it.

Once appointed, if your group is part of Cycling UK, you will be able to access our free optional online training modules relevant to the role.