[csaa-forum] cfp - The Future of Cycling: Challenges and Possibilties

Rebecca Olive rebeccajaneolive at gmail.com
Wed May 13 07:37:47 ACST 2015

Please find attached a call for submission to the upcoming symposium, 'The
Future of Cycling: Challenges and Possibilities' to be held in New Zealand,
1-2 October 2015.

The symposium is open to all researchers, policy makers and sporting
organisations involved with social, cultural and historical aspects of

I hope to see you there,

Rebecca Olive
Department of Sport and Leisure Studies
The University of Waikato


The Future of Cycling: Challenges and Possibilities

Join us at the ‘Home of Cycling’ in Cambridge, New Zealand for a one-day
symposium to discuss the challenges and potential of cycling. The symposium
will also offer a half-day pre-fix event with a tour of the Home of
Cycling, ‘Have a Go’ velodrome track session, and welcome drinks.

Whether for pleasure, health, competition or transport, cycling has
remained an important social and cultural activity through historical and
contemporary life. Shifting trends around cycling as transport, sport, play
and leisure over time and across life spans mean the place of cycling in
society and culture is diverse in terms of participation, pleasures and
power relations. Currently, research about participation involves issues
such as performance, gender, ethnicity, transport, city planning, ageing
population and climate change, as well as intersections across all of
these. Hosted by The University of Waikato and the Home of Cycling, this
symposium aims to bring together a range of researchers, sporting
organisations, recreation administrators, and policy-makers with an
interest in cycling, to consider what the state of cycling is today and
where it is headed.

We welcome submission from all socio-cultural research areas related to
cycling. Possible themes include:

• Gender and cycling
• Race, ethnicity and cycling: Bi- and multicultural issues.
• Planning, space and infrastructure
• Negotiating cycling spaces: community versus elite use?
• On the road: Cycling mobility and tourism
• Sport for life: The potential of cycling across a life span
• Cycling and the environment
• Cycling and national identity
• Learning from Lance Armstrong: Drugs, celebrity and cultural impacts
• Cycling trails and tourism/Access, community and heritage
• Production and consumption of cycling in the mainstream and social media
• Cycling, technology and the digital spaces

Keynote: Andrew Matheson, CEO, Cycling New Zealand

Date: 2nd October 2015 (Tour of the velodrome on Thursday 1st October)

Call for presentations: Please email abstracts of 200 words along with a
short bio to *rolive at waikato.ac.nz <rolive at waikato.ac.nz>* by June 1st
2015. Acceptance will be confirmed by July 1st 2015.

Cost: $80 ($60 for students). Note: ‘Have a Go’ of the velodrome track on
Thursday 1st October will be available at an additional cost.
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