Drenthe:
UCI Bike
Region Label

The province of Drenthe was the first region to receive the UCI Bike Region Label in October 2016. As the leading cycling province in the Netherlands, we are, of course, very proud of this! We earned the label by performing a number of showcases.

UCI
Bike Region
Label

Launched in 2015, the UCI Bike Region Label supports and rewards cities and regions that not only host major UCI cycling events, but also invest in developing a quality cycling network and related infrastructure. Advantages for the city or region are the international recognition of the cycling strategy and it increases the attractiveness as a cycling destination.

What does the UCI do?

The mission of the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) is to develop ‘cycling’ at all levels: from elite competitions to cycling as a leisure activity and means of transport.

These different levels of sport are closely linked: people who are given the opportunity to see an elite cycling event are probably motivated to cycle more themselves.

UCI’s vision

The long-term goal is to develop a network of UCI Bike Regions. This will make it possible to spread examples of these regions in the field of cycling worldwide.

The assessment

To be considered for the UCI label, cities and regions will be assessed on the basis of a wide range of criteria demonstrating how elite cycling events are part of an overall strategy to promote and reach safe cycling for all.

Do you want to know exactly what those criteria are? Read more on the UCI website..

*In 2016, Drenthe, Limburg and Bergen (Norway) received the label.
In 2017, Fyn, (Denmark), Gelderland, Heusden-Zolder (Belgium), Woensdrecht and Yorkshire (Great Britain) were added.

Interviews

We have earned the UCI Bike Region Label as a province. There are many success stories, cycling events and cycling activities that ensure that we are allowed to carry this label. Here you can read the stories of the people who make this possible, such as the project leaders of the showcases, the organisers of the Tour of Drenthe and board members of cycling associations.

Interviews

We have earned the UCI Bike Region Label as a province. There are many success stories, cycling events and cycling activities that ensure that we are allowed to carry this label. Here you can read the stories of the people who make this possible, such as the project leaders of the showcases, the organisers of the Tour of Drenthe and board members of cycling associations.

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