The Cyclists' Alliance X Rapha Ride
Did you know that 47% of all female cyclists earn less than €10,000,- euro a year?
The Cyclists' Alliance started from small conversations of current issues that turned into big ideas. The issues in women's cycling are unique but there is a huge amount of potential to make it one of the biggest women’s sports in the world. The Cyclists' Alliance shares an excitement for the positive progress of women’s cycling but saw the need for an association to represent the interests and support the most important people in the sport - the riders! The Cyclists’ Alliance biggest aims are minimum salary, travel and expenses costs covered and professional staff members for teams.
To celebrate this initiative and to learn more about the TCA and professional women's cycling TCA Founder Iris Slappendel, Vice Director Rhian Ravencroft and pro-rider and member of the board Roos Hoogeboom will host a 30 minute talk, followed by a 50KM social ride on Saturday 15th February. Join the ride and support women's cycling.
Details - Date: 15 February 2020. Timings: meet up at 09.30AM, start talk 10.00AM, roll out for a 50KM ride around 10.30AM. Location: Rapha Amsterdam, Wolvenstraat 10, 1016EP Amsterdam. Distance: around 50KM. Speed: social (accessible for all levels) with a no-drop policy.
About Iris, Founder and Executive Director: Iris Slappendel is a former pro cyclist who rode for diverse UCI women teams, such as Team Garmin Cervelo, Rabobank-Liv, Bigla Pro Cycling and United Health Care. The former Dutch national road champion and winner of multiple UCI races represented the female riders in the UCI Athletes’ Commission from 2015 till 2017 and now dedicates her time to The Cyclists’ Alliance. She is in charge of all organizational decision making, strategy and planning.
About Rhian, Vice Director: Rhian is a corporate and commercial lawyer with 15 years’ experience. She raced competitively from the age of 9 (running, triathlon, cycling) at a national level. She is passionate about sport, raising the profile of women in sport and focusing the benefits to women of an involvement in sport at any level (especially grassroots). As the Vice-Director of The Cyclists’ Alliance, Rhian is in charge of working with stakeholders like the UCI, teams and race organizers on a daily basis. She is also building sponsor relationships.