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World Cycling Alliance launched at Velo-City Global 2014 Adelaide

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THE European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has launched the World Cycling Alliance (WCA) at Velo-city Global 2014 in Adelaide, South Australia today.

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The WCA will be an international network aimed at promoting the advantages of cycling in global sustainability to major institutions such as the United Nations, World Bank and World Health Organisation.

ECF president Manfred Neun thanked the supporters of the initiative.

“I am excited and encouraged by the reaction of our cycling colleagues around the globe to the launch of the World Cycling Alliance. Together we are stronger,” he said.


WCA will also support a worldwide exchange of knowledge and expertise between cycling associations.

Members have already been announced from Australia, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Thailand, and India and further appointments are anticipated.

The WCA steering board members are:

Christian Haag, Bike SA, Australia D V Manohar, Hyderabad Bicycling Club ,India Jean-François Pronovost, Vélo Quebec, Canada Manfred Neun, ECF president Marijke van Haaren, Fietsersbond, the Netherlands Thongchai Panswad, Thailand Cycling Club, Thailand Tim Blumenthal, PeopleForBike, USA

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Velo-city Global Adelaide 2014 delegates launch the World Cycling Alliance at the Adelaide Town Hall in South Australia.

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