Dublin City Council is bidding to host Velo-city 2019, an international cycling conference.
Dublin was recently shortlisted, but it is up for stiff competition against fellow shortlisted city Helsinki. Both cities have been visited by an inspection team from the Europe Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), who run the conference.
The ECF states that Velo-city “seeks to encourage cycling as a part of daily transport and recreation”.
Next year Velo-city is to be hosted jointly in the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands, while it is to take place in Rio de Janeiro in 2018. The conference rotates from its Europe origins to a city outside Europe every second year. Dublin has previously hosted the event in 2005, while Helsinki has yet to host it.
Here’s some Tweets relating to the ECF’s visit to Dublin:
— Cyclistie (@Cyclistie) November 25, 2016
— Abbey Conference (@abbeyconference) November 25, 2016
— ECF (@EuCyclistsFed) November 24, 2016
— The CCD (@TheCCD) November 24, 2016
— Abbey Conference (@abbeyconference) November 24, 2016