BICICLISTAS DE CORELLA, NAVARRA, SPAIN
Biciclistas de Corella is an association focused on sustainable transport and, more specifically, the promotion of cycling as a means of transport and for recreational purposes. The last five years we have devoted more time and activities to hiking excursions, social inclusion campaigns (fundraisers to buy a tricycle for a handicapped boy) and environmental workshops: bird ringing, tree planting, cleaning river banks, etc.
Biciclistas de Corella is a family-oriented organization, with plenty of inclusive activities where children and elderly people are more than welcome.
There are almost 300 members in our association and seven people on the board. There are no employees and we all are volunteers.
We have been promoting sustainable mobility and, specifically, cycling for 13 years. We have collaborated with the town council and other associations (children and youngsters’ associations like Turrumberos and San Miguel Youth Club) in countless projects related to social inclusion, intergenerational relationships, and community building.
KEY PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT:
Cristina Gallo is a writer and sports journalist who specialises in issues relating to sportswomen and gender. She is a women’s rights activist who gives lectures, writes articles, participates in associations and keeps active in social media to support marginalised women and sportswomen. She co-founded “Biciclistas de Corella”.
Ascensión Mateo is a secretary and an activist. She co-founded “Biciclistas de Corella” in 2005. She has organized events and fundraisers to promote investigations to tackle cancer.
Juan Luis Echarri is president and co-founder of Biciclistas de Corella. He is a mechanic and cycling activist.
He has participated in STARS (Sustainable Transport Accreditation and Recognition System) seminars and courses. Juan Luis is very resourceful and stands out for his community building initiatives and unstoppable motivation. He has implemented numerous projects and initiatives with Biciclistas: cycling promotion campaigns, environmental workshops, excursions…
Víctor Zuaznabar is the association treasurer. He´s been collaborating with Biciclistas de Corella for more than 13 years.