The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)

Founded in 1900, in Paris (France), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the worldwide governing body for cycling.
It develops and oversees cycling in all its forms and for all people, as a competitive sport, a healthy leisure activity and a sustainable means of transport, but also as a way to have fun

The UCI is based in Aigle (Switzerland).
Aigle, Switzerland

About The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)

The UCI also manages the classification of races and the points ranking system in various cycling disciplines including road and track cycling, mountain biking and BMX, for both men and women, amateur and professional. It also oversees the World Championships.

Promoting and nurturing everyday cycling is a core pillar of the UCI's strategy and the UCI is working hard to ensure that elite cycling acts as a catalyst to inspire even greater mass participation, and get many more people using bikes as part of their everyday lives. Given the environmental, health and socio-economic challenges being faced across the world, cycling can play a clear role in ensuring a more sustainable future. Whether it is tackling climate change, air pollution, urban congestion or obesity and physical apathy, cycling is a low cost, safe and socially positive activity that should be encouraged. UCI-funded research demonstrates that a switch from motorised vehicles to cycling would help confront these issues, while generating infrastructure savings of up to $25 trillion by 2050.


Mission: Shape the future of cycling by inspiring more people to ride bicycles, by making the sport more attractive whilst contributing to the wellbeing of the world’s population and promoting sustainable development.


Passion: We work with enthusiasm and are proud to contribute to the promotion and development of cycling. We are committed to sharing our passion for the sport with as many people as possible.

Unity: We strive to integrate all stakeholders worldwide in the preparation and implementation of major decisions, in order to build the cycling of tomorrow in a concerted and coherent manner. We are attentive and take the responsibility to encourage the implementation of any initiative that could be of benefit at a global level.

Excellence: We never rest on our laurels but show initiative on a daily basis to help cycling progress and to increase its worldwide promotion.

Integrity: We respect the principles of good governance and are constantly working to strengthen them. All our activities are carried out according to rigorous ethical standards that emphasise the importance of transparency, trustworthiness and the promotion of our values.

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