Promoting and nurturing everyday cycling is a core pillar of the UCI's strategy and the UCI is working hard to ensure that elite cycling acts as a catalyst to inspire even greater mass participation, and get many more people using bikes as part of their everyday lives.
Given the environmental, health and socio-economic challenges being faced across the world, cycling can play a clear role in ensuring a more sustainable future. Whether it is tackling climate change, air pollution, urban congestion or obesity and physical apathy, cycling is a low cost, safe and socially positive activity that should be encouraged. UCI-funded research demonstrates that a switch from motorised vehicles to cycling would help confront these issues, while generating infrastructure savings of up to $25 trillion by 2050.
Activities under Cycling for All cover several areas:
• At the political level, the UCI will engage with policy makers to encourage countries and international organisations to adopt bike-friendly policies.
• With the UCI Bike City label, the UCI is rewarding and working with cities and regions that invest in elite cycling and everyday cycling activities;
• The UCI is developing a UCI Cycling for All Ambassadors programme to work with professional riders on cycling advocacy campaigns;
• With the UN Sustainable Development Goals in place, the UCI will push cycling as a tool for sustainable and inclusive development;
• The UCI will support its National Federations, sharing best practice and encourage their cycling for all activities.
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