Our event embeds an ambitious Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, read about this framework, as well as our aims and objectives.
The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2023
The 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds have been named as a finalist in the category of Diversity in Sport at The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2023.
2023 UCI Cycling Worlds Nominated for Diversity in Sport Award
Announced today is the great news that the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, has been named as a finalist in the category of Diversity in Sport, one of the prestigious categories within The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2023.
The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards is now in its 8th year and continues in its commitment to celebrate the great progress made across all sectors of Scotland’s economy, in creating equitable and inclusive work environments.
These awards create a platform to acknowledge outstanding work taking place across Scotland. This year, the awards are championing Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazers, recognising those putting in the time and effort to make their companies a better and more inclusive place.
The Champs as a catalyst for change
Organisers of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships have been fully committed to maximising the platform of this inaugural global event as a catalyst for change in this area, and delivering an event that has inclusion at its core, through its Pledge to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
With a partner led approach, alongside our delivery partners, we have dedicated ourselves to think outside the box and identify where the greatest impact could be made. For example we produced Planning for Inclusion Guidelines for each of the event delivery partners to work through as part of the build planning.
There were 25 elements to this including sensory bags and having period products at all venues to address period poverty and remove stigma. Community mapping was also part of these guidelines to help event delivery partners identify local community groups to work with helping reach new audiences, one of these being the deaf cycling community at Glentress - a first in cycling.
Our partner, Scottish Cycling were proactive in ensuring that their activation programmes around the event targeted women and girls and saw impressive results with participation levels.
We are proud to be a Finalist for a Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Award, recognising the impact made by the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships by having equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of this first of its kind event.
Trudy Lindblade, CEO of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships said:
“We are proud to be a Finalist for a Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Award, recognising the impact made by the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships by having equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of this first of its kind event.
By joining the Pledge, participants dedicated their organisations to actively make a positive difference to the lives of others by harnessing the power of the bike to build a more inclusive Scotland”.