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A look back at a springtime cycling event: Le Printemps du vélo #1

Published on April 22, 2022 Updated on April 22, 2022

On 21 March, Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University launched the first edition of the Printemps du vélo, a cycling initiative open to all on the theme of sustainable mobility.

The event saw the distribution of Free Vélo’v bikes, the green recycled bicycles made available free of charge by the Metropole of Lyon to scholarship students, for a period of between 3 and 24 months. The scheme is part of the fight against student poverty led by Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, in line with the support provided for the opening of Episcia, the social and solidarity grocery shop run by the L3DD association, or the installation of free sanitary protection dispensers on campus.

Bruno Bernard, President of the Metropole of Lyon, accompanied by the elected representatives of the Metropole and the City of Lyon in charge of roads, active mobility and urban logistics, were present to inaugurate this first edition.

The initiative also provided students and staff with the opportunity to participate in a mechanical diagnosis of their bike, accompanied by technicians from the Cyclub self-repair workshop; to review a “handlebar-based” version of the Highway Code thanks to the Covelo programme supported by the Maison du Vélo; and to taste the 100% plant-based pastries of Vic, the chef and founder of Oupsi, whose three-wheel cargo bike weaves its way around Lyon’s various markets and events!
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Other cycling initiatives in the area include: