[SportWorks TALKS] “Two-wheeled freedom: breaking barriers to increase active mobility and recreation by bike.” The bicycle has recently been highlighted as a key solution to the challenges of post-COVID-19 recovery, allowing more people to travel safely and efficiently around their cities, while providing important physical and mental health benefits. However, various barriers are often highlighted with regard to ensuring an increase in societal uptake – whether for transport, health or leisure – which include the perception of safety, accessibility, cultural and gender perceptions of acceptability, and infrastructures.  This webinar will examine solutions and initiatives being developed by cities and organisations around the world to overcome them.
 
Isabella Burczak: Isabella is currently the Advocacy Manager for the Union Cycliste Internationale, the world governing body for cycling. She is responsible for the UCI’s initiatives and partnerships with regard to the promotion of cycling for all, promoting the growth of cycling as both a sustainable form of transport and healthy recreational activity, while developing strategies to ensure elite cycling can drive and inspire wider participation.
 
Emma Pooley: Emma is currently Project Manager for #fastandfemaleSUI, a drive by Swiss Cycling to increase female participation in cycling. As a former professional cyclist, world champion, and Olympic medallist she is passionate about the importance of elite sport in inspiring grassroots participation. She has campaigned for parity in men’s and women’s cycle racing and is proud to be described as “outspoken”.