Clapham Cycle: Equality and Diversity Policy
Clapham Cycle is open to everyone. Right from our beginning in 2016, we have been a club that has valued friendship, respect and care for each other. In particular, we strive to treat everyone who comes on our rides or attends our events equally and with respect, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Our club belongs to all of us. We aim to make our club rides accessible to as wide a range of cycling abilities as possible. We also aim to organise a range of events and activities to suit the interests and meet the needs of our diverse membership.
As a club, we should be open to new ideas and encourage opportunities for people to share their cultural heritage with one another.
Inclusion and respect
Every member of Clapham Cycle as well as our guests should be made to feel equally welcome and included at all club events.
Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or otherwise offensive and inflammatory remarks and behaviour are not acceptable. These constitute harassment, and have no place in our club.
We are committed to ensuring all club members who wish to attend our activities are able to do so. If this means selecting alternative venues to accommodate anyone who might be excluded we should endeavour to do so.
Dealing with discrimination and harassment
If anyone feels they have been discriminated against by the club or any member or harassed at a club event they should raise this with the Organisers Committee.
The Organisers Committee will investigate the complaint, listening to all members involved.
If the complaint is against a particular individual, this person will have the opportunity to express their point of view, accompanied by a friend. The person making the complaint will also have this opportunity.
If the complaint is against a member of the Organisers Committee, that member will not be part of the investigation process and will be treated as a regular member.
If the complaint is against Clapham Cycle as a whole, the Organisers Committee must work to ensure that such discrimination is not repeated in the future, and must inform the members of how they propose to do this.
Any decision to exclude a person from the club due to discriminatory or harassing behaviour will be made with reference to this policy and any other relevant policy or code of the club. Clapham Cycle will support people who feel they have been harassed or discriminated against, and will not victimise or treat them less well because they have raised such an issue or made a complaint.