Originally Posted by Freddythefrog
Lovin it The guy makes it up as he goes along
Cookson: I want to try and do a lot more to help develop women’s cycling. Previously I’ve said that it wasn’t the right time to introduce a minimum wage but I’ve looked at that again and I think the situation has developed and what we probably need now is a two tier system where we do set a minimum wage for the highest level of pro teams for women.
Back in January he was on the Guardian web site telling everyone that now was not the right time and more development was needed. Nothing has developed since then apart from inside his head. As to doing a lot more to develop women's cycling, he has had several years on the Board to do something and he has done absolutely nothing.
At Sky and at more importantly at BC,where he has to comply with a charter for non sexist discrimination in provision he had the ability to get a women's team going. That he allowed Brailsford to spout about getting one pro team with all the GB riders in it for London and how wonderful this was and yet they could not be bothered to do anything for the women, tells us that he is duplicitous. A Sky women's team and the press attention it would bring would transform women's road cycling. He and Brailsford were sat in exactly the right spot and the decision came both before London and after London. remember that time when Brailsford was spouting all that nonsense about supporting the girls on the road. Nothing. convicted by his own inaction.
So that puts him absolutely neck and neck with Pat.
Hot air - check.
Action - nothing observed - check.
Way to go dudes, so difficult to choose.
Welcome to the wonderous world of cycling..........check.
Not sure about a Sky team for women, if it is going to be anything like the Sky team for men............check
Minimum wage for Women, slightly better than nothing at all.........check
Getting women on bikes campaign by BC, buying bikes with their minimum wages........check
Publicity to sell more bikes to a growing female interest in fitness cycling......check
Pendleton rubbishy Halfords bikes that can be easily afforded on mimimum wage........check (saw a women riding one on the weekend and she had gear trouble.....check)
I know, want great publicity for women's cycling "babes on Bikes" campaign on the general forum thread. Has over 3,000,000 hits.........go check