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EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training Course 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019
The ECF is to offer a two-day training session for future EuroVelo route inspectors. The training course is to take place on 18-19 March 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The participants will learn how to survey bicycle routes using the methodology and software provided by the ECF. This EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training is based on the European Certification Standard (ECS) for long-distance cycle routes. The course is tailored to survey EuroVelo routes but is also very useful for national/regional cycle routes.

The ECS can be used to:

  • Officially certify EuroVelo routes, i.e. routes that are very well developed, such as the EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Cycle Route, which is the first fully-certified EuroVelo route.
  • Survey EuroVelo routes to have a clear idea of the route development level, analysing the current situation and identifying needed investments to improve the route conditions.
  • Survey other national/regional cycle routes.

The EuroVelo Route Inspectors Training 2019 is open to all but especially to:

  • EuroVelo 3 – Pilgrims Route (EV3-CCP) official project partners.
  • EuroVelo 15 – Rhine Cycle Route (Demarrage LTMA) official project partners
  • National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators (NECC/Cs).
  • External parties that have an interest in the topic. Please contact your relevant NECC/Cs before applying though because we will need their approval before confirming the registration.

During the two days, participants will learn how to correctly survey a section of a EuroVelo route. This will include certification standards, data collection in the field and data processing. At the end of the training, participants will be tested on what they have learned and, if they pass, will receive an official EuroVelo Route Inspectors Diploma.


Draft programme

Monday, 18 March 2019 Training course starts at 9:00 with a course introduction and an overview of the programme, followed by two workshops:1. Certification standards – an outline of the requirements that a route must fulfil in order to receive certification based on the European Certification Standard Manual (long version).2. Certification mobile app – Introduction to the software developed by the ECF. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the afternoon.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 Field data collection at 09:00. This will consist of a trip on a bicycle route in and around Brussels. The first part will consist of a demonstration and a first attempt at data collection with the supervision of one of the course instructors. The second part will consist of an independent data collection session. Data processing & testing: The afternoon will comprise a data processing session and a test in order to ensure that the participants are able to correctly apply the certification process.Closing: awarding of certificate to the participants who passed the test.The training will finish by 18:00 at the latest.

Location: Avenue Palmerston 3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 18-19 March 2018

Who should participate?

This training is tailored specifically to people who will be surveying or certifying EuroVelo routes. However, it is not limited to that category and the certification procedure is targeted at anyone who is interested in bicycle route survey/certification.

Other than project partners (EV3-CCP) and NECC/Cs, the most likely participants are local government members, public cycling bodies, national cycling organisations, etc.

The number of possible participants for the event is limited. Participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis, but priority will be given to the said project partners and NECCs.


The price of the training course is €300, although NECC/Cs enjoy a reduced fee and EV3-CCP project partners are exempted. Other costs such as accommodation and bike rental are optional and at the participants’ own expenses (bearing in mind that a bicycle is required for the second day’s data collection).

The participation fee includes a light lunch for two days, coffee and drinks. Transport arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.

Please note that all prices exclude VAT.

Set out below is a breakdown of the costs:

Participants: Educational Training Course(Mandatory) Bike rental(Optional)
NECC/Cs €50 €30
Other participants €300 €30

All prices excluding VAT.

Registration for the training is now open. Please register here.

Please note that participation of anyone who is not an official EV3-CCP or EuroVelo 15 project partner or who does not belong to the NECC/Cs is subject to approval by the NECC/Cs.

Deadline to register: 17 February 2019

Contact: Ernst Fahrenkrug, [email protected]