EU Cycling Group (EUCG)

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What we do

Our goal is to encourage the daily use of bicycles by all staff of the Institutions of the European Union, and to promote their interests to help commuting by bike.
Our concerns include:

  • promotion of the use of the bicycle among the staff and our employers, with joined-up transport, especially bikes on trains, trams and the metro; and support better parking, theft-prevention, and improved amenities including showers in the EU institutions;
  • local air quality in locations of the EU institutions;
  • safe cycling conditions on frequently used commutes of EU institution staff.

We work with the local authorities and other cycling organisations to promote a more bicycle-friendly environment through a variety of campaigns.

We distribute the official Brussels cycle map for 1 EUR to EUCG members.

Who we are

The members of the EUCG work for the Institutions of the European Union.  We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2016, and as of 2017, we have more than 2000 members.

Some of us use our bikes to get from home to work and back every day; others arrive at work by public transport, or by car, and use the service bikes available in many buildings during the course of their work; and some don’t bike yet, but support the idea. The EUCG welcomes you whether you cycle a few times each year or every day, or even if you haven’t yet cycled to work but would like some help getting started. All of us – when possible – would rather use a bike than a car.

As an organisation we are not political, and as individuals our political views cover a wide spectrum.

We are not a cycling sports, leisure or tourism organisation in our objectives, but we support these activities, too.

Our board meets every first Thursday of the month, and you are welcome to join a board meeting if you want to be more involved in the ongoing activities.

Our name has been changed slightly from EU Cyclist’s Group to EU Cycling Group at the Annual General Meeting of 2017. The change will roll out gradually in our web and print media. Read about the reasons here.

Disclaimer: Although our members all work for the EU institutions, neither the EUCG nor any of the contents of this web site is an official statement of policy of any of the EU institutions.

Our partners 

If you are cycling in Luxembourg, you could become a member of Lëtzebuerger Vëlos-Initiativ.  If you work for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon or the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London, you might join the local bicycle users’ group. Also in Brussels, colleagues in several institutions have their own cycling group, like the EASME Cycling Group (link to EC’s intranet), the group in DG Move, or in the European Parliament – many people are active in both their own cycling group and in EUCG. If you you would like to start a cycling group in your institution and would welcome some mentoring or support from one of our members contact us. Also, if you are part of a cycling group and would like your website included here, or cooperate with EUCG as an organisation, please contact us.

We also share the goals of the European Cyclists’ Federation, the umbrella organisation of many European organisations related to cycling.

Information on events in Brussels and Belgium that also concern other groups of cyclists is provided by GRACQ (French-speaking cycle association),  and Fietsersbond (Flemish-speaking), and EUCG members are encouraged to be active in Gracq and Fietsersbond, and we often cooperate on activities in Belgium. We also cooperate with PlaceOvelo (organisers of monthly ‘critical mass’ bike rides through Brussels),  Pro Velo (which does themed tours of Brussels’ architecture and history, as well as renting bikes and a cycling courses) and Brussels Regional Government.

Our priorities

In 2012 the EUCG, Fietsersbond and GRACG agreed five top priorities for cyclists in Brussels. It communicated in English, Dutch and French.

1. Improved air quality

2. Improved road safety

3. An efficient parking policy for cars and bicycles

4. Improved cycling infrastructure

5. Reduced bicycle theft

Find out more

If you’d like to know more, please contact us at helpdesk@eucg.eu and we will get back to you as soon as possible: we aim to reply within two working days.

And we’re on Facebook – click here and like us!

http://www.facebook.com/eucyclistsgroup

 


4 Comments

  1. mkarakus72 says:

    Great to hear about such an organisation.
    I am from izmir, turkiye. izmir bicycle association.

    http://www.izmirbisiklet.org
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/izmirbisikletdernegi/

    We have a local bicycle association in our city. We also work for the same targets as you write above.

    We want to co-operate with the experts and consultants from the bicycle infrastructure in EU.

    Greetings from my lovely city izmir.

    Mustafa

    marakus72@gmail.com

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    • Stewart Mills says:

      Hi Mustafa

      I am a member of the EUCG Committee. I am the G20 Coordinator for DG DEVCO ( the International Development DG). I will be in Izmir on G20 business from 1-5 June (Turkey is the G20 president for 2015). It would be great to meet up and discuss options for linking your work to our efforts at the EU level.

      Best wishes

      Stewart

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  2. FEBVAY Christian says:

    Bonjour,

    ça serait bien que vous indiquiez ‘IN BRUSSEL” après “The website of cyclists who work for the European institutions”

    pour votre information, à Luxembourg, le club de vélo des Institutions s’appelle EuroCycloClub et a 29 ans d’existance
    https://myintracomm.ec.testa.eu/staff/EN/fit-at-work/physical-activity/sports-clubs/Pages/sports-luxembourg.aspx

    bien cordialement
    ch febvay

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    • Oliver K says:

      Hi Christian, do you have a webpage? We are happy to add it to this page. On the link above I only found a list of sports club’s in Luxemburg. KR, Oliver

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