EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Course 2019

The ECF has opened registration for the next EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Course. The training will be based on the European Certification Standard (ECS) for long-distance cycle routes. It will take place at the ECF offices in Brussels (Belgium) on 18-19 March.
During the two-day training course, the EuroVelo team will explain how to survey bicycle routes using the comprehensive methodology and software provided by ECF. The knowledge about the ECS acquired by the participants will help them support the development of EuroVelo and other cycle routes. While the methodology is tailored to survey EuroVelo routes, it is equally useful for national or regional cycle routes, as certified EuroVelo Route Inspectors are made aware of crucial quality criteria and can identify a cycle route’s strengths and weaknesses more easily. They can help identify development needs and prioritize investments. For example, reduced travel time and safer cycling conditions are often cited as important criteria for cyclists.

During the training, participants will attend several workshops that will define the theory and practice of surveying routes. They will familiarise themselves with the ECS and the ECF app before collecting data in the field during a bicycle trip in and around Brussels. They will also learn how to correctly process this data. At the end of the training, participants will be tested on what they have learned and, on condition that they pass, will receive an official EuroVelo Route Inspectors Diploma.

Registration is open for everyone but the number of possible participants for the event is limited. Participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis, but priority will be given to the EuroVelo project partners and NECCs.

Please visit the EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Course 2019 page to learn more about the registration process, costs and other details.