TCA (The Cyclists’ Alliance) Contract Management Platform launched

We're pleased to announce the launch of TCA's new 'Contract Management Platform' - an online resource designed to upskill riders'  commercial knowledge and awareness of their contractual rights. 

The platform is another significant step forward for members, as part of TCA's new seven-point plan to revolutionise the compensation and culture of professional women’s cycling in order to reach its key objective of 100% of female cyclists to benefit from a safe and stable working environment. 84% of riders surveyed have previously signed a contract without any legal assistance. The resources are designed to help riders negotiate on their own behalf, to redress the power imbalance and strive for fairness in professional cycling.The Contract Management Platform provides:

  • a free 'Contract Health Check' which offers a review by a professional agent - to highlight key clauses and any issues;
  • resources and factsheets on contractual requirements and minimum standards;
  • negotiation tips;
  • salary guidelines; 
  • supplemental insurance plans and a financial savings plan from a partnership with SVL Sports GmbH (SVL), the leading broker of personal and team insurance for riders in the elite cycling marketplace; and 
  • financial and insurance factsheets.

In addition, legal advice for more complex questions or further assistance from an agent can be sourced from the TCA at a preferential rate. With thanks to Bespoke-M for valuable input into the factsheets. For further information please contact 

"As a professional cyclist, I think it’s important having a body like TCA to help and develop women’s cycling. They are so passionate about helping women in different disciplines. Knowing your sporting contract, knowing your rights and they can help make everything more clear." Shara Gillow

"The TCA is a valuable organization that helps you in difficult situation, for example with contracts. They have very short lines of communication and the right people in their organisation to ensure smooth and efficient handling. This means you don't have to waste energy and are able to focus on own your performance." Janneke Ensing

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