The German Cycling Prize
On 27 April 2021, the winners of this year’s German Cycling Prize will be honoured in Hamburg during a digital awards ceremony. The 28,500 euro prize is awarded in the categories “infrastructure”, “service”, “communication” and “most cycling-friendly public figure” and will be presented for the 21st time. What is more, the winners of a photo and cycling culture competition under the slogan of “For the love of the bike” can look forward to winning a cycle tour, an e-bike or panniers.
This year, Dr Eckart von Hirschhausen, who is a physician, comedian and founder of the “Gesunde Erde – Gesunde Menschen” (Healthy Earth – Healthy People) foundation, will be honoured as the most cycling-friendly public figure of the year 2021. When asked how others who don’t cycle yet could be motivated to jump on the saddle, the 53-year old replied: “Humans cannot be healthy unless earth is not healthy. Cycling is not just about mobility – it does you good and it is good for everyone else, too!”
The German Cycling Prize is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle-friendly Cities, Towns and Districts in North Rhine-Westphalia (AGFS). The partners of the photo and cycling culture competition include the Cycling Industry Association (Zweirad-Industrie-Verband e.V. – ZIV) and the Service and Bicycle trade association (Verbund Service und Fahrrad e.V. – VSF).
Detailed information can be found at www.der-deutsche-fahrradpreis.de.