The Cyclists' Alliance launches new Duty of Care framework for women's cycling

Women's peloton
Women's peloton (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Cyclists’ Alliance (TCA), the trade association that represents the interests of female cyclists, has launched a new initiative in partnership with SuperSapiens called ‘The Cyclists’ Alliance Duty of Care Framework.’ It will aim to enhance the mental and physical well-being of female athletes, ensuring that they cannot, knowingly or unknowingly, push their body and mind past its limitations.

“We’ve been providing education in a lot of areas such as working conditions, minimum salary, and contracts, but the health part has always been on our radar. We’ve been doing webinars with doctors, psychologists, and nutritionists for riders to connect with through their member services. These services are widely used by riders and team managers, which triggered our efforts to do more on the health side of sport,” co-founder of TCA, Iris Slappendel, told Cyclingnews.

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Issy Ronald has just graduated from the London School of Economics where she studied for an undergraduate and masters degree in History and International Relations. Since doing an internship at Procycling magazine, she has written reports for races like the Tour of Britain, Bretagne Classic and World Championships, as well as news items, recaps of the general classification at the Grand Tours and some features for Cyclingnews. Away from cycling, she enjoys reading, attempting to bake, going to the theatre and watching a probably unhealthy amount of live sport.