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Hyderabadi named as VC for world cycling body

Hyderabadi named as VC for world cycling body
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DV Manohar, chairman of Hyderabad Bicycling Club, has been appointed as the vice president and treasurer of the World Cycling Alliance WCA

Hyderabad: DV Manohar, chairman of Hyderabad Bicycling Club, has been appointed as the vice president and treasurer of the World Cycling Alliance (WCA).

WCA was launched on Wednesday as an international non-profit organization to focus on promoting cycling for the benefit of people worldwide. The announcement was made during the 98th annual Transportation Research Board Conference at Washington DC.

About 13,000 transportation professionals, including the All India Bicycling Federation, along with other national cycling bodies, participated in the conference.

WCA Vice President and Treasurer DV Manohar said, “Cycling is the solution to conserving the ecological fabric of society.”

The WCA aims to serve as the unified, effective, non-government voice that connects and promotes the best global efforts to increase and improve cycling.

The WCA, which already comprises more than 100 member organizations from all continents, will work to develop and expand partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, businesses, foundations and individuals.

The launch announcement brought together members, partners and leaders from the health, mobility, planning, development and cycling industry sectors.

WCA President Raluca Fiser of Romania said, “Our mission is to promote cycling as a mode of transport, as well as for leisure and tourism.

The WCA firmly believes in the potential of cycling to help achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We also want to build awareness of bicycling as an inclusive, universal tool that can transform lives around the globe by increasing access to education, jobs, healthcare and social networks.”

The World Cycling Alliance includes a diverse mix of global bicycle advocacy leaders, including experts and time-tested organisations on each continent.

Strong, professional advocacy has spurred the growth of cycling in many cities, nations and regions.

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