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Huge increase in the number of cyclists returning to the Alps after the Pandemic

The free myCols cycling app is reporting a huge increase in the number of cyclists returning to the famous Alpine cols in the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites in Europe as Cyclotourism rapidly returns to pre-pandemic levels

Huge increase in the number of cyclists returning to the Alps after the Pandemic

The myCols cycling app revealed this week to Gran Fondo Guide "There is a significant increase in the number of cyclists on the famous Alpine cols again. The popular myCols app, which allows cyclists to keep track of their climbs, saw that the amount of cyclists on the major passes in the Alps and Dolomites had more than halved in the two past years."

"Now there is again a marked increase in the number of amatuer cyclists in the high mountains. L'Alpe d'Huez had, based on the figures from myCols, four times as many cyclists conquering the col with its 21 hairpin bends by August 1, 2022 than in the same period the past two years."

"This increase is also seen by myCols in the Vosges, Pyrenees and Dolomites. Climbs that are part of the popular SellaRonda have already been conquered 2.5 times more often than in 2020 when very strict corona measures were in place in Italy. Other positive highlights are the Glandon which was done seven times more often. Also the Passo dello Stelvio, Mont Ventoux, Col d' Izoard, Grand Ballon and Col d'Aspin were already climbed by twice as many cyclists."

"It is striking that in the Dolomites and the Alps there are currently amore cyclists on most of the well-known cols until August 1, 2022 than pre-corona (2019) in the initial summer months. This may be caused partially by the fact that the number of road bikes purchased and also the number of cyclists has increased tremendously during the corona period."

Rapid Return, Steady, Increasing Growth Predicted

The last two years (2020-2021) saw a decline in cyclotourism due to lockdowns and the global pandemic, however a huge number of cyclists took up cycling in same period.

It's now been confirmed by various organisations, including Gran Fondo Guide, that a rapid return to pre-pandemic levels has taken place.

As the world focuses on moving towards net zero carbon emissions to tackle climate change, and with the huge increase of the number of cyclists, we predict a steady and growing increase in cyclotourism and high quality cycling events worldwide.

We expect to see an increase in the number of events, increasing standards, more participation and major investment announcements made in 2023 and beyond.

The future of the cycling and the cycling events industry after the pandemic is positively profound.

About the myCols app

The free myCols cycling app is a must for every cyclist. Whether it's Alpine cols, the Dolomites or the famous climbs in Switzerland, cycling uphill is a challenge for every cyclist. Thanks to the myCols app you keep track of which climbs and how often you have cycled them. Furthermore, you will discover many new unknown climbs through the app.

With handy lists myCols automatically classifies all your bicycle climbs according to country, length, elevation and altitude. The app also includes "Jerseys", which allow users to earn prizes by completing various challenges within the app.  The app for iPhone and Android can be downloaded for free in the stores.

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