Cycling – environmentally friendly and healthy

Cycling has been experiencing a boom for years

Particularly in times of pandemic, the bicycle was and is the ideal means of transport for many. As time spent on the saddle not only keeps us fit but also allows us to keep our distance, it should come as no surprise that cycling has been experiencing a boom for years. In spite of this, only an average of eleven percent of all journeys in Germany are currently made by bike – a situation that is set to change in the future, with the government, states and local authorities now working much harder to make cycling more attractive and safer. With this goal in mind, the 7th National Cycling Congress – an event originally launched back in 2009 – was held on April 27 and 28, 2021.

On April 27, the 2021 German Bicycle Award was presented digitally in Hamburg. The event was moderated on this occasion by Valeska Homburg and Arndt Breitfeld. The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle-friendly Cities, Local Communities and Districts in North Rhine Westphalia (AGFS) award the German Bicycle Price annually for the most innovative projects aimed at promoting cycling.

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First place for the Kidical Mass in Cologne

The Kidical Mass Cologne was awarded first place in the “Communication” category for “Action weekend 2020: Space for the next generation!” More than 22,000 cyclists of all ages demonstrated in Cologne for bicycle- and child-friendly cities across Germany. The vision by which Kidical Mass operates is for children and young people to be able to move around safely and independently by bike. Presenter Claus Ruhe Madsen, Mayor of the university and Hanseatic city of Rostock and chairman of the Association for Bicycle- and Pedestrian-friendly Municipalities of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, emphasized that children must be involved in mobility decisions as early as possible. Actions like these create positive experiences, are fun and make children visible!

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For the love of cycling

“For the love of cycling” – the motto under which the best photos, videos, songs, images and texts were selected for the German Bicycle Award. The winners of the 2021 photo and bicycle culture competition have now been decided.

In the photo competition, Anette Sander won the jury over with a particularly expressive and original message of love to the bike entitled “Photographed from the heart”, for which she was awarded first place.

Michael Glotz Richter (Free Hanseatic City of Bremen) won the bicycle culture competition with his video vision for a bicycle-friendly urban district in Bremen. As the winner of first prize, he was the happy recipient of a Flyer e-bike.


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Most cycling-friendly personality of 2021

The “Most Cycling-Friendly Personality” of 2021 was Dr Eckart von Hirschhausen. As a doctor, author and founder of the “Healthy Earth – Healthy People” foundation, he is only too well aware of the benefits that conscious mobility behaviour can bring to people, health and the climate. The award was presented in the form of a bicycle helmet.

Event Consult managed the entire event:

•       Location search
•       All arrangements with the venue
•       Coordination between the Federal Ministry and the city of Hamburg
•       Creating and managing the Congress website
•       Full attendee management
•       General technical implementation and technical equipment
•       Preparing and producing all the graphics for the Congress
•       Preparing the Congress documents, such as the program
•       Preparing, implementing and complying with the hygiene concept
•       Organising and coordinating with all tradespeople and service providers
•       Commissioning and supporting the moderators
•       Organising and executing the social programme
•       Accreditation and conference room service by our hostesses
•       Assigning and briefing photographers, photo documentation
•       Organising hotel room allocations
•       Selecting and ordering advertising materials and hospitality gifts