Rapha and British Cycling team up to create 'City Academies' diversity fund

This new initiative is said to be integral to British Cycling's push to make the sport more inclusive

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Rapha and British Cycling have partnered to create a diversity fund called 'British Cycling City Academies' in order to improve the gender balance, increase involvement from diverse ethnic communities and encourage greater engagement with young people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The City Academies structure is a localised concept, which is hoped will empower people to champion cycling in their own communities.

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