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The ECF: A New Website!

Great things are happening in Europe… The Greeks are on the verge of bankruptcy, Silvio Berlusconi has decided to call it a day, the Eurozone is in turmoil… And the European Cyclists’ Federation has a new look website! Not before time. It moves the ECF from being stuck in the primitive internet days of the 1990s to firmly in the 2010s (or whatever they may be called – ‘the teenies’?). It looks pretty good! Here is a screen shot of the homepage to whet your appetite for more;

What’s even better is that they have given prominence to the Eurovelo network – there it is, bang in the middle of the page; great! Job well done 🙂

If you follow the link to the Eurovelo section of the new-look website, it is a vast improvement upon its predecessor. Much clearer, much more structured. There is even promise of more to come if you follow the ‘website’ link…

“[The] ECF is currently developing Eurovelo.org for professionals working on the development of the network.  Its sister website – Eurovelo.com – is planned for development in 2012 or 2013 for cycle tourists.  In the meanwhile you can find further information on Eurovelo.org.”

I suppose that in time, my own efforts to provide a source of information for each of the routes may become redundant; I don’t, after all have the backing of the mighty European Union and their wads of Euros to help me along the way. However, both sites mentioned – Eurovelo.org and Eurovelo.com – are currently empty (the first has a blank holding page promising that it coming and the second, after momentarily giving a cool picture of a bike wheel, redirects back to Eurovelo.org). If the ECF would like some help from me in developing their websites further, they need only ask 🙂

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