Ed Lancaster is the EuroVelo Director at the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) where he has worked for the past nine years. He is responsible for the management of EuroVelo, the European cycle route network. This network of 17 long distance cycle routes connects the whole continent and, when realised, will contribute over €7 billion to the European economy according to a study commissioned by the European Parliament. Ed also leads on the ECF’s work on cycle tourism and multimodality and has a wide range of experiences, including managing EU projects, organising international conferences as well as advocacy on cycling issues. Prior to joining the ECF, Ed worked in various public authorities in the south east of England as a Senior Planning Officer. He has a Masters in Town Planning from the University of Westminster and is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).