ECF - European Cyclists' Federation

European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF)

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has been the voice of European cyclists for 30 years.  Representing organisations in 40 countries with over 500,000 active members, the ECF is pledged to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being. To achieve these aims, ECF seeks to change attitudes, policies and budget allocations at the European level. ECF stimulates and organises the exchange of information and expertise on bicycle related transport policies and strategies as well as the work of the cyclists’ movement.

The ECF owns the trademark for EuroVelo and coordinates its development at the European level.

National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators (NECC/Cs)

At a national level, the organisation, development and operation of the routes is undertaken by National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators (NECC/Cs).  The composition of these organisations varies but often include government bodies, tourism organisations, relevant NGOs, public transport companies and service providers. The ECF is working to ensure that there is a Coordination Centre or Coordinator established in every country in Europe.