CTC and Allianz will award €5000 to winner of cycle tech safety comp

CTC and Allianz Digital Accelerator will award €5000 to winner of cycle safety tech competition
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CTC has partnered with with Allianz UK to launched a competition to help improve cycling safety in the UK. The competition invites people to submit ideas on the topic of "safe cycling and how the challenges faced on modern roads can be overcome using technology."

From apps to wearable devices, all technology-based ideas will be considered by a panel who will then award the winning idea €5,000 and the chance to turn the idea into reality with development support from the Allianz Digital Accelerator.

David Murray, CTC’s Head of Communications and Campaigns, said: “While cycling is not a risky form of travel, there are still too many near-misses between cyclists and motorists on our roads. By teaming up with a technology hub like the Allianz Digital Accelerator, we hope to encourage budding tech entrepreneurs and the wider cycling public to share their ideas on how we can make cycling even safer.”

Allianz UK CSR Manager Richard Fullerton said: “Allianz is committed to improving road safety and is currently involved in a variety of initiatives across the globe. The idea behind this competition is that we want to hear from the people who experience issues on the road and have thoughts about how they can be tackled through technology."

The competition closes on Monday 14th December. Entries are submitted online via cycleideas.com.

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