AFRICAN        
CYCLING
CONFEDERATION
Rwanda, International Cycling Union strengthen partnership
31-12-1969

Rwandan cyclists are set to benefit from a stronger relationship between the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the local Cycling Federation (FERWACY).

The president of FERWACY, Aimable Bayingana yesterday met with Brian Cookson OBE, the UCI president and discussed ways to boost cycling in Rwanda.

The meeting was held at the UCI headquarters in Switzerland.

According to Bayingana, the areas of cooperation discussed are centered on building the capacity of the Musanze-based Africa Rising Cycling Center, raising it to international standards.

“We discussed three main issues; equipping the center with bikes that trainees at the Center can use, training mechanics up to UCI certified standards and support in running cycling training camps for African women,” Bayingana said.

UCI has been a close partner to cycling in Rwanda and has previously supported through training of trainers and cyclists as well as supplying equipment.

 

14682690952

Bayingana at the UCI headquarters yesterday. In the background is the Rwandan flag flying high.

 

During his visit to the UCI headquarters, Bayingana also held talks with trainers who work with Rwandan cyclists who attend their camps and exchanged ideas on how best to groom young cyclists before they head to training camps at the World Cycling Center.

UCI headquarters are housed at the World Cycling Center.

Shortly after the meeting, the UCI president tweeted; “Great to talk to the president of the Rwanda Cycling Federation Aimable Bayingana during his visit to UCIHQ today.”

NEWS
David Lappartient elected UCI President
Frenchman David Lappartient has today been elected President of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) after securing 37 votes to 8 against incumbent Brian Cookson. The vote took place at t...

Meles Zenawi for Green Development Ethiopia Tour 2017
    Algeria, Ethiopia National Team, Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia Regional Team, Tanzania, Cameroun, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Burkina Fas...
Meles Zenawi for Green Development Ethiopia Tour 2017
    Algeria, Ethiopia National Team, Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia Regional Team, Tanzania, Cameroun, Egypt, Zimbabwe, G...

Activities of Africa in World Cycling Center
 Road  Course for coaches at the UCI WCC, Level 3 Diploma: August 1-25...