Carlos Felipe Pardo receives CED’s Leadership Award 2018

| June 14, 2018

Vice-chairman of the CED, Marie Kåstrup handing over the award to Carlos Felipe Pardo at Velo-city 2018 in Rio.

Carlos Felipe Pardo of the organisation Despacio received the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s annual award at a special Danish session at the Velo-city 2018 conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today. 

An inspiration across and beyond Latin America

In order to win the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s award, you must have done something extraordinary to push the cycle agenda in your city, country, or region. You must have shown vision, political courage, innovative ideas, and an ability to get things moving and people cycling. And Carlos Felipe Pardo has done more than that: 

“We received many strong nominations this year, but Carlos Felipe Pardo still stood out among them as someone who has shown extraordinary creativity and dedication to promoting cycling”, says Marianne Weinreich, Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark referring to the official statement on the diploma:


“Over the last 15 years, Carlos Felipe Pardo has shown extraordinary leadership. As founder of the organization Despacio, he has set a new innovative course for cycling advocacy in Bogotá in particular but also in the rest of Colombia. He has motivated numerous other activists through his courses, publications and projects. He is truly an inspiration to the bicycle movement in the Latin-American region at large.”





Previous award winners

2017: City of Oslo 
2016: Phillipe Crist from National Transport Forum
2015: Christophe Najdovski the Deputy Mayor of Transport in Paris
2014: Tony Lo from Giants
2013: Hep Monatzeder, former Mayor of  Münich
2012: Randy Neufeld from the SRAM Cycling Fund
2011: Lake Sagaris from Ciudad Viva
2010: Roelof Wittink of the Dutch Cycling Embassy
2009: Michael Bloomberg, New York City’s former Mayor

Category: Events with the Participation of the Cycling Embassy

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