17 Mar 2016
ENCOURAGING AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO TAKE UP CYCLING
The UCI Cycling for All programme encourages people around the world to use cycling as a means of transport, health, leisure or sporting activity.
|Organisation||Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
||2005 – ongoing
|Target group age
||30 million worldwide
||National Federations, governments, event organisers, NGOs.
||About 40% of UCI 170 member National Federations have a Cycling for All programme in place. Around 30 of them are very active in Cycling for All, with a large events calendar, delivery of CFA licenses, a CFA commission and a designated person in the federation looking after the programme.
Participation in cycling as an amateur sport or leisure activity involves close to a billion people. In order to connect with this impressive number of cyclists and make sure the sport continues to develop at a grassroots level, the UCI created the Cycling for All programme.
KEYS TO SUCCESS
The Cycling for All programme is a programme created and organised by the UCI. However, National Federations play a key role in the development of the programme as they are responsible for implementing the programme on a national basis.
The funding of the programme was initially provided directly by the UCI. However, recently the UCI Cycling for All series gained recognition and it therefore became self-funding. By being self-funded, the Cycling for All programme becomes independent and this allows the UCI to invest in further development.
SPORT FOR ALL OBJECTIVES
Promote sport and physical activity
The programme is built around the sport of cycling, and one of the objectives is to further promote the development of cycling as a competitive or leisure activity worldwide.
Support active societies
The aim of the UCI Cycling for All programme is to encourage people around the world to take on cycling as a means of transport, health, leisure or sporting activity on a regular basis.
HOW IS THE PROGRAMME COMMUNICATED?
The programme is communicated through the UCI website, the Cycling for All calendar, and with direct contact with National Federations and policy makers.
HOW IS THE PROGRAMME EVALUATED?
Different interest groups of cyclists have been categorised, guidelines for National Federations and events series have been created and support for advocacy organisations has been provided based on feedback received from the programme.