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  • Health and environment, Now we move, NowWeMove,
  • Event, News,
  • 31.07.2015

Updates on the NowWeBike Tour

ECF’s longtime partner organization ISCA have launched their “NowWeBike” European cross-border cycling tour. A team of four volunteer recreational cyclists (3 men and 1 woman) will cross the borders of 12 countries, using eight different EuroVelo routes over 2,700 km, finishing in Brussels on 9 September after 47 days of cycling. The NowWeBike Tour is in More

  • ECF,
  • Guest Post,
  • 28.07.2015

Memorandum on establishment of new Czech cycling federation signed by main cycling NGOs in Brno.

Representatives of main cycling NGO s lead by Nadace Partnerství decided to join forces and establish a new Czech cycling federation representing the needs of bicycle users from Czech and Moravian cities as well as the needs of numerous Czech cycle tourists. „The Czech Republic is one of the few countries where national, non-profit cycling organization More

Romania delegation visit to the NL
  • Urban Mobility,
  • News,
  • 27.07.2015

Inspiring visit to the Netherlands for delegation of Romanian cycling advocates

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) helped organise this year’s “The Netherlands Study Tour” – a one week site visit of some of the best cycling infrastructure in the world for a mixed delegation of Romanian cycling experts with the support of the NGO Ador Romania and Eurosport DHS SA (Romanian bicycle manufacturer).   The visit More

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  • Jobs, Urban Mobility,

WHO data collection on jobs in cycling sector

WHO/Europe, UNECE & UNEP are collecting data to highlight the job creation potential of cycling. It is a project under the Transport Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) and ECF is happy to contribute to the collection of data to complete our previous study on European cycling jobs. The results from this project will be presented at More

Cycling to work
  • Bike2Work, SWITCH,
  • News,
  • 23.07.2015

Active transport is the solution to the biggest health problem of our century

The proportion of overweight and inactive Europeans is constantly rising. So what? “Physical inactivity is the biggest public health problem of the 21st century. Low fitness is at least as strong a predictor of mortality as any of the other risk factors, including smoking and obesity”. This warning, issued by Steven Blair, professor in the More

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  • EuroVelo, Health and environment, Now we move, NowWeMove,
  • Event, News,

NowWeBike Cross-Border Cycling Tour Starts on 24 July

  On 24 July, ECF’s longtime partner organization ISCA will begin their “NowWeBike” European cross-border cycling tour with kick-off in Muğla, Turkey. A team of four volunteer recreational cyclists (3 men and 1 woman) will cross the borders of 12 countries, using eight different EuroVelo routes over 2,700 km, finishing in Brussels on 9 September More

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  • 17.07.2015

What does a European cycling strategy mean for the cycling industry?

What does a European cycling strategy mean for the cycling industry? ECF and CIC are excited to announce an important step forward in EU support for cycling. The Roadmap for Cycling at EU level is taking shape and we are grateful for the strong support from the cycling industry in achieving this milestone in cycling More

KRPAN to deliver 180 FreeDuck2 e-bikes to the Croatian Post this fall. (Photo supplied by Croatian Post)
  • PRO-E-BIKE,
  • News,
  • 15.07.2015

Croatian Post spends €500,000 on e-bike fleet

The Croatian Post is buying a fleet of 180 e-bikes, to be put in use nation-wide later this year. “This is broadening the use of e-bikes into the commercial sector,” says ECF. Bike producer Krpan was awarded the contract to provide the FreeDuck2 e-bikes. The e-bikes will be delivered by the end of September 2015. More

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  • Cycling Forum Europe, ECF, European Funding, Health and environment, Mobility,
  • 14.07.2015

MEPs back the EU Roadmap for Cycling

A majority of Members of the European Parliament voted today for an EU Roadmap for Cycling to be included in the European Commission Work Programme for the coming year. While voting for their report on the White Paper on Transport, the members of the Committee on Transport and Tourism decided that an EU Roadmap for More

Active commuting can bring serious health and economic benefits
  • Bike2Work, Health and environment, Mobility,
  • News,
  • 10.07.2015

Walking and cycling can save 80bn Euros per year

Inactivity set to become greater risk than smoking; cycling offers solution. Active transport makes sense – in today’s congested, polluted, and over-priced cities, walking and cycling offer a simple, cheap, and time-effective means of transport. And yet, a recent study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research has found that 1 in 4 adults More