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 its 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