CTC teams up with Allianz to launch €5,000 cycling tech competition

CTC has launched a new competition to help improve cycling safety in the UK

CTC teams up with Allianz to launch €5,000 cycling tech competition

CTC and the Allianz Digital Accelerator, in partnership with Allianz UK, have launched a competition to help improve cycling safety in the UK.

A new competition is inviting members of the public to submit their ideas on the topic of safe cycling and how the challenges faced on modern roads can be overcome using technology.

From apps to wearable devices, all technology based ideas will be considered by a panel of CTC and Allianz staff who will then award the winning idea €5,000 and the chance to turn their idea into reality with development support from the Allianz Digital Accelerator.

By teaming up with a technology hub like the Allianz Digital Accelerator, we hope to encourage budding tech entrepreneurs and the wider cycling public to share their ideas on how we can make cycling even safer.”

David Murray, CTC's Head of Communications and Campaigns

David Murray, CTC’s Head of Communications and Campaigns said: “While cycling is not a risky form of travel, there are still too many near misses between cyclists and motorists on our roads. By teaming up with a technology hub like the Allianz Digital Accelerator, we hope to encourage budding tech entrepreneurs and the wider cycling public to share their ideas on how we can make cycling even safer.”

Richard Foulerton, Allianz UK CSR Manager said: “Allianz is committed to improving road safety and is currently involved in a variety of initiatives across the globe. The idea behind this competition is that we want to hear from the people who experience issues on the road and have thoughts about how they can be tackled through technology. We want to generate as many ideas as we can as this is a topic that affects all road users.”

He added: “This is a great opportunity for the public to get involved and share their thoughts.  Cycling is extremely popular in the UK so it is important that people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are able to cycle safely and easily.”

The competition closes on Monday 14th December. Entries can be submitted at www.cycleideas.com

Contact information 

CTC Press Office
Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk
Telephone: 0844-736-8453

Notes to editors 

For more information contact David Murray, CTC Head of Communications and Campaigns, on 01483 238315. Email david.murray@ctc.org.uk

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