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EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Course 2018 – Registration opened

13.12.2017
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Every year, EuroVelo organizes a Route Inspectors Training Course. In 2018, the training course will take place in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (Ireland) between Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of April. It is, since December 12, 2017, possible to register for this event. The deadline is on the 16th of February 2018.

The EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Course is based on the European Certification Standard -ECS- for long distance cycle route. It consists of a two day training session on how to survey bicycle routes using this methodology and software provided by ECF.

The ECS can be used to:

1 – Officially certify EuroVelo routes (the ones that are very developed) such as the EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Cycle Route (first fully certified EuroVelo route)

2 – Survey EuroVelo routes in order to have a clear idea of the route development level (it helps to analyze the current situation and which investments are needed to improve the route conditions)

3 – Survey other national/regional cycle routes.

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This training course is tailored specifically for people who will survey or certify EuroVelo routes. However, it is not limited to that category.  The certification procedure is opened for anyone who is interested in bicycle route survey/certification. Other than project partners (AtlanticOnBike) and NECC/Cs, the most likely participants are local government members, public cycling bodies, national cycling organisations, etc. There is a maximum of 50 participants for the event. They will be selected on a first come, first served basis (priority to the AtlanticOnBike project partners and NECCs).

There is a mandatory minimum participation fee of €50 for all participants (except for AtlanticOnBike, the official project partners).  The price of the training course itself is set at €300, although NECC/Cs have a reduced fee. Other costs such as accommodation and bike rental are optional and under participants´ own expenses (bearing in mind that a bicycle is required for the second day’s data collection). The participation fee includes a light lunch for two days, coffee and drinks. Transport arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.

At the end of the training course, participants will be tested on what they have learned and, on condition that they pass, will receive an official EuroVelo Route Inspectors Diploma.

Click here for more information regarding the training course.