The KC Academy was born in 2021 out of the lived experience of Kadeena Cox. As an athlete Kadeena developed her athletic prowess in track & field before transitioning into cycling, where the comparable lack of diversity in the elite end of the sport was undeniable. As the only Black British cyclist to ever win a medal at the Olympic or Paralympic Games and as the only one, at the time of founding the KC Academy, on podium level funding from the UK Sport it was clear to Kadeena that more needed to be done.


Kadeena was assured by her own success in the sport that the lack of diversity was not due to a lack of talent or ability but by a lack of inspiration, opportunity and support. The KC Academy has set about delivering solutions for all 3 of those barriers by providing inspiring content for current and future riders looking to enter and progress in the sport and by offering vital funding and support to highly talented individuals looking to develop along the sports pathway.


The KC Academy is in its first year and is always happy to hear from athletes, individuals and brands looking to get involved with the program. To find out more about this years academy members please follow the link below, to get in touch please complete the contact form at the bottom of the homepage. Thanks for your interest and support!