Hello! Welcome to Everyday Superpowers! We are a Lancaster-based network of transgender people, non binary people and allied women who use (or would like to use) cycles as part of our everyday doings. Commuting, getting the groceries, doing the school run, self care…
We’re here to support you in using cycles – whatever that looks like for you. Check out the what’s on page for a sense of the things we’re doing and the things we’d like to do.
Feel free to contact us, if you’d like to say “hi”. You can also follow along with progress on the Everyday Superpowers Instagram account and/or join the mailing list to be kept updated with what we’re up to.
Everyday Superpowers is co-ordinated by Nikki Pugh (she/her), an artist based at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Art (LICA) and Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University, and forms part of her PhD research. Nikki is also trained as a cycle mechanic to Cytech Level 2.
We recognise gender as being a spectrum, and identities and terminology as being variable and complex. If you recognise yourself as being someone who is excluded from systems of cisgender male privilege then you’ll probably fit in here. Get in touch if you’re not sure, but generally we trust you to know yourself. There’ll be points in the process where we will ask you to confirm you are eligible to take part and to let us know what pronouns you use, but you don’t need to share any other information about your gender unless you want to.
If you’re a cisgender woman, particularly if you’re also white, we ask that you are mindful of the privilege you hold too and we ask for you to get involved with Everyday Superpowers only if you work to be an ally to everyone else in our community. Transphobes are not welcome. See our code of conduct for more information on our expectations for acceptable behaviour.
The name Everyday Superpowers has been zestfully lifted from the opening pages of Tiffany Lam‘s zine Mind the Gender Gap, which in turn references a programme run in 2014 by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.