Cycling

Dr. Marlon Moncrieffe on Desire Discrimination Determination — Black Champions in Cycling

Dr. Marlon Moncrieffe is the Principal Lecturer at the School of Education at the University of Brighton and his book, Desire Discrimination Determination — Black Champions in Cycling, came out on 17th August. In it, Moncrieffe provided historical stories of Black cyclists and the barriers they faced and overcame in their careers. The following is …

Cycling

Major Taylor, the first black cycling champion

Before the turn of the 20th century, amidst racial discrimination, Major Taylor win championships and broke records. As the Tour de France draws closer, we take a look at a remarkable cyclist whose efforts came before the grand race even started. Bike shop beginnings Marshall “Major” Taylor was on 26th November 1878 in Indianapolis. His …