Related ECF Publications

This page contains links to relevant publications relating not just to the EuroVelo network but also to associated topics (e.g. cycling tourism).

Again, please feel free to suggest additional material to be included.


ECF Impact Report 2018

In this report the ECF shows its impact in the following areas of expertise: European advocacy, global advocacy and cycle tourism development. Connecting and strengthening the cycling community. Running the world’s premier cycling conference. Building knowledge-based advocacy and support practical measures that deliver changes towards more cycling. Demonstrating the financial impact of ECF and cycling in the EU.

European Cycling Lexicon

You are cycling abroad and need some help with repairing your bike? You don’t know what “flat tyre” means in Polish or Italian or in any other of the official 23 EU languages? No problem. The European Cycling Lexicon, published by the European Economic and Social Committee, has translated all the main bicycle-related vocabulary into all the languages.


European Tourism Forum 2014

On 31st October 2014, Adam Bodor the ECF’s Director of EuroVelo, Cycling Tourism and Regional Policy gave a presentation at the European Tourism Forum in Naples, Italy.  You can view the slides of his presentation here:

Cycling Tourism and EuroVelo: Truly Sustainable Tourism and Mobility


EuroVelo into TEN-T
Recognition of EuroVelo within the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) would mean structural funding for the European cycle route network and its timely completion.

In 2009, the European Parliament adopted a resolution to include EuroVelo in the TEN-T.  It “asks the Commission and the Member States to consider the EuroVelo-Network and Iron Curtain Trail as an opportunity for promoting European trans-border cycling infrastructure networks, supporting soft mobility and sustainable tourism”.  To view the resolution in full please click here.

On Thursday 15th December 2011, the European Parliament gave significant support to EuroVelo in its response to the White Paper on Transport: “EuroVelo, the European long-distance cycle route network, should be included in the TEN-T network”.  To view the Response in full click here.

The ECF are now trying to ensure that this is actually reflected in the Guidelines for the development of the Trans-European Transport Network that are eventually adopted.

To this end, we have been meeting with some of the key MEPs to discuss our proposal and to answer any questions that they may have.  Some of the MEPs have asked us to prepare short papers related to specific issues following our meetings, which you may find interesting.

Including EuroVelo in the TEN-T Briefing Paper

Proposed Amendments to the TEN-T Guidelines

(General) Economic Benefits of Cycling Paper

The Benefits of EuroVelo for Local Businesses Paper