Whether you like it or not, bikes are political

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Columnist Mildred Locke addresses those who would say ‘stick to bikes, keep politics out of it’ – she thinks bikes are political. Following my last column, there’s another phenomenon I want to delve into. Beneath almost every racism-related post from a cycling brand or publication lurks a noisy minority, outraged by the intrusion of ‘politics’ into their social media feed. View this post on Instagram NBA legend and cycling fanatic Reggie Miller has teamed up with our clothing partner Castelli to launch this incredibly powerful ‘Say Their Names’ custom kit. Cycling has a history of under-representation of BAME riders and we’re proud of our friends at Castelli for making a step forward to changing this fact. All proceeds raised by sales of the kit go to @eji_org to help end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the US, as well as helping protect the most vulnerable in American society, and challenge racial and economic injustice. @reggiemillertnt #SayTheirNames @hrodriguezphotos A post shared by GCN – Global Cycling Network (@globalcyclingnetwork) on Jul 16, 2020 at 6:04am PDTWith...

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