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British Cycling Ban Transgender Women!

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw

Following a nine-month’s review and consultation, British Cycling are to ban transgender women from the female category of their elite competitions.

This category will be “for those whose sex was assigned female at birth.”

Under the new rules, which are “predicated on fairness”, such women will compete in an ‘open category’ with men.

In explaining the changes, British Cycling stated:

Our aim …. has always been to advance and promote equality, diversity and inclusion, while at the same time prioritising fairness of competition.”

On the other hand, transgender women will be able to participate in non-competitive recreational and community cycling without any restrictions.

The new rules will be implemented by the end of this year.

Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw may be contacted by e-mail at ‘This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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