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NUNSPEET, Netherlands (October 7) – For the fifth consecutive year, Shimano Europe is organising the “Shimano Cycling Concept Award” (SCCA), a pan-European search for the most innovative ideas to stimulate bicycle usage. Experience shows that there are a lot of good ideas among bicycle enthusiasts that just need an extra financial impulse to become reality. […]

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (October 7) – For the fifth consecutive year, Shimano Europe is organising the “Shimano Cycling Concept Award” (SCCA), a pan-European search for the most innovative ideas to stimulate bicycle usage. Experience shows that there are a lot of good ideas among bicycle enthusiasts that just need an extra financial impulse to become reality. Shimano supports these creative minds by organizing this yearly contest.
As from today, entries are being welcomed for the Shimano Cycling Concept Award 2005. The winning entry will be rewarded with a project-supporting €12.500 !
Any ideas or projects that would increase bicycling usage – of all types, from cycle commuting, over road racing to hard core mountain biking – can be submitted. The only condition is that the winning project should be carried out within one year after the award ceremony. The winner will be supported financially by Shimano in establishing the project with a maximum of €12.500.
Ideas need to be submitted – in English – by December 31st, 2004 to the following address:
Shimano Europe B.V.
Atn.Harald Troost
Industrieweg 24
8071 CT Nunspeet
The Netherlands
The idea can be described in text, drawings, photographs or any other medium. The best entries from previous years have been those that set out action plans with a clear time line, show how and when the money will be spent, list the total budget and include a summary of no more than 500 words.
As in previous years, the jury will consist of three journalists: Jack Oortwijn (Bike Europe,
www.bike-eu.com), Carlton Reid (Bicycle Business, www.bikebiz.com) and Michael Bollschweiler (Radmarkt, www.radmarkt.de) as well as Frank Peiffer of Shimano Europe. The winning idea will be decided by the beginning of February 2005. (MH)

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