Women's participation in leisure cycling. A Scottish perspective

Peigi Roden, Andrew Martin, Robert Nash

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Abstract

This paper aims to investigate overriding factors that prevent female participation in leisure cycling. There has been little written about the influence of individual attitudes and perceptions of bicycle use and even less has been written about specifically female attitudes (Sener, Eluru and Bhat 2009). This research combines literature on LTPA gender constraints, cycle tourism and cycling in general to contribute to the little existing knowledge of female cycling constraints. Moreover, in contrast to other papers it considers personal attitudes as well as objective constraints that previous research has been criticised for lacking (Raymore 2002). This paper intends to expose constraints in leisure cycling to better prepare governments and organizations to serve females who have a desire to cycle for leisure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn Essential Guide to Sports Performance
EditorsDaniel Castillo Alvira, Javier Raya-Gonzalez
Place of PublicationHauppauge, New York
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Chapter9
Pages227-260
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)978-1-53617-608-7
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameSports and athletics preparation, performance, and psychology
PublisherNova Science Publishers

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    Roden, P., Martin, A., & Nash, R. (2020). Women's participation in leisure cycling. A Scottish perspective. In D. C. Alvira, & J. Raya-Gonzalez (Eds.), An Essential Guide to Sports Performance (pp. 227-260). (Sports and athletics preparation, performance, and psychology). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.