Bike the Lake forms a partnership with Cycle City Network Nepal to support cycling across Nepal

Bike the Lake forms a partnership with Cycle City Network Nepal to support cycling across Nepal

12th of March 2021

Kathmandu and Geneva – Bike the Lake ( BTL)  and Cycle City Network Nepal (CCNN) are delighted to announce a strategic partnership to support cycling in Nepal.

The partnership will support practical programs to help people to cycle to work, support women and children to cycle more through training on maintenance and road safety, highlight the environmental benefits of cycling, alongside the COVID-safe aspects of cycling compared to public transport:

Bike the Lake will support outreach to other partners, directly and jointly fundraise to support the 4 programs, and build the bilateral cycling community between its members in Geneva and the CCNN cyclists in Nepal.

CCNN will continue to advocate for cycling in Nepal and build out its 4 programs through joint fundraisers with BTL and other partners including UNDP and UNESCO.

In our December Cycle Challenge, we challenged our community to cycle more than 50 km and 0.5kms climbing, each week until the end of 2020. Impressive performances of over 400kms and 4000 metres climbing were seen each week, along with sharing routes and tips. Together with Visuals and UNESCO we fundraised around CHF3000 to strategically support cycling in Nepal. 

This years’ Bike the Lake event will support CCNN, and also help CCNN attract other more substantial funding to build cycling in Nepal. 

Strava and Facebook platforms to continue to build as joint communities,  with challenges along the way.

We are grateful for the continued support from our sponsors WTV. and Visuals, as well as UNESCO.

Bike the Lake‘ is a group of relaxed cyclists in the Lake Geneva region who like to get out on their bikes regularly with the goal of an annual charitable cycle around Lake Geneva. Founded in 2007 we have varied our charitable support across projects education and health and now for the first time we are pleased to have found a strategic partner focused on cycling with health and educational aspects where we can make a real difference. 

The main annual Bike the Lake event is a one day cycle around Lake Geneva – 185km)

Cycle City Network-Nepal (CCNN)”, started as a campaign “Kathmandu Cycle City-2020” in 2009 to make Kathmandu a cycle-friendly city by 2020, and later on it established in 2012, as a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the quality of the environment and contribute to a healthy lifestyle by promoting the use of eco-friendly means of transport, the bicycle. currently, it has initiated another campaign as “My way is Greenway”. The campaign focuses on promoting cycling by incentivizing the rides of the cycle users as well as letting the local government bodies provide more support in terms of infrastructure for cycling. The main attraction of the campaign is the mobile application meant for cycle users. Currently, the mobile application is over the google play store. The link to the mobile application is Greenway.

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Media contacts:  Sailendra Dangol | +977 9851229253 | cyclecitynetworknepal@gmail.com

Jon Bastow | +33 652928779 | JGBASTOW@gmail.com 

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