I had many discussions with friends about the the UCI’s newest “series of measures for rider safety”. The critics of the UCI are very vocal and various complaints are being brought forward. I do not believe all of them are fair and that the issues are as black and white as the cycling Twittersphere likes to think. I started typing out my thoughts and realised there is a lot of issues in cycling and decided to split my ramblings – This is a first set-up about the various groups and organisations that want to have a say in cyclings future.
Many say Belgium is the heartland of Cycling, and few could flat-out disagree with that statement. One thing cycling has adapted from Belgium, is the stability and unity of politics. Renowned for the fragmentation of parties and the resulting difficulties of forming lasting majorities has been part of Belgian and cycling history. Following is a look (back) at the various interest groups and our currently fragmented cycling world:Continue reading →