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Kate Weatherly: Transgender mountain biker issues a message to the haters

A transgender mountain biker dominating the women’s competition has said it’s ‘horrifying’ that critics think people like her are ruining the sport.

Kate Weatherly, 20, who began taking hormone blockers when she was 17 said a proposed open competition for transgender athletes would ‘limit their abilities’.

The New Zealand athlete was considered an average rider when she formerly competed in the men’s open division, where she usually finished about mid-pack.

However, since her arrival in the women’s elite division in January, Weatherly has dominated her competitors, winning the national championships in February.

In a recent appearance on TVNZ, Weatherly said female athletes faced bigger issues than concerns over transgender women ‘ruining the sport’.

‘People talk about the fact that we’re…


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