How to make cycling in the city a sport?

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Like many cities around the world, Marrakech has adopted the principle of self-service cycling.

Christophe Carmarans / RFI

By: Emmanuelle Bastide

50 min

Due to strikes and the coronavirus, cycling has increased by nearly 30% in France, with peaks in cities like Paris which has recorded an increase of + 72%, according to the association Vélo et Territoire. 


In addition to being a gentle means of transport, it is also an opportunity to exercise a sport.

But how to practice cycling on a daily basis without exhausting yourself or putting yourself in danger?

Expert advice.


Olivier Dulaurent

, "cyclosportif", columnist for the press specialized in paper and web cycling, author of

Le guide du Vélo écolo

(Editions Leduc)

Olivier Schneider

, President of the

Federation of Bicycle Users (FUB)


the report by

Inès Edel-Garcia

in Abidjan with


“ambassador” of cycling.

With his NGO “ 

My dream for Africa

 ” created in 2010, Andy Costa has become the cycling ambassador in Africa.

Everywhere he goes, he can be recognized from afar by his green bicycle helmet that he wears on his head in all circumstances.


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