Founded in 1983 by 12 cycling, the European Cyclists’ FederationÃ‚Â now has 56 member organizations in 38 countries. Manfred Neun, the president of the ECF, emphasized the mission of the ECF is to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being. To achieve these aims, the ECF seeks to change attitudes, policies and budget allocations at the European level.
The first grant from the SRAM Cycling Fund to be awarded outside the U.S.,Ã‚Â “The (grant) will accelerate our efforts to educate and convince European political leaders of the importance of bicycles as part of daily transportation, recreation and tourism,” saidÃ‚Â Secretary General of the ECF, Bernhard Ensink.
This is the fifth award from the fund, which plans to give out $10 million over the next five years.