Aimable Bayingana, president of FERWACY, met with Brian Cookson OBE, president of UCI, at the World Cycling Centre (the UCI headquarters) in Switzerland to discuss ways to boost cycling in Rwanda.
After the meeting, Bayingana confirmed that the areas of cooperation discussed are focused on building the capacity of the Musanze-based Africa Rising Cycling Centre, raising it to international standards.
UCI has been a close partner to cycling in Rwanda and has previously supported through training of trainers and cyclists as well as supplying equipment.
Aimable Bayingana said: "We discussed three main issues; equipping the centre with bikes so that trainees at the centre can use training mechanics up to UCI certified standards and support in running cycling training camps for African women."
Shortly after the meeting, Brian Cookson OBE tweeted: "Great to talk to the president of the Rwanda Cycling Federation, Aimable Bayingana during his visit to UCIHQ today."