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Welcome to Stockholm for the 2016 ECF AGM May 26-28, Stockholm, Sweden We are proud to welcome you to Stockholm and Sweden for the 2016 ECF AGM. Sweden has all the prerequisites to becoming a vibrant cycling
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Welcome to Stockholm for the 2016 ECF AGM May 26-28, Stockholm, Sweden We are proud to welcome you to Stockholm and Sweden for the 2016 ECF AGM. Sweden has all the prerequisites to becoming a vibrant cycling nation and we are well on our way. To have the honour of hosting this years AGM will surely give our efforts a push in the right direction together we will send a strong message of unity for cycling. We hope that you will take part in the AGM as well as the surrounding events. Our team of volunteers and cycling activists have all contributed to fill the schedule with as much cycling related goodies as possible. Why Stockholm? Stockholm is surrounded by water, built on fourteen islands where the Mälaren lake meets the sea. It is soaked in eight centuries of history old history but is at the same time a vibrant urban city packed with culture, arts, music and fashion. And the Stockholm residents love water, with people flocking around it and even in it during the summer months. It is perfectly suitable for swimming and fishing in the middle of town. Stockholm boasts a wide variety of activities. Castles, the medieval old town, museums, an amusementpark, hip and trendy restaurants and nightclubs and more. It is all available within short cycling (or walking) distances. There is also the famous archipelago. Its 30,000 islands and skerries is the perfect counterweight to the metropolitan feel of the city. Stockholm is a beautiful cycling city, offering scenic views, historical sites and a vibrant urban atmosphere. This is especially true in late May a time when Swedes blossom after months of winter hibernation. Getting around There are many ways of getting to and from Stockholm. And while you are here there s several options available of getting around town. Not the least great cycling opportunities. Here we will list some of the most important of those options. Transfer to and from Arlanda Airport Taxi Most companies offer fixed rates for rides from the airport. The two major companies, Taxi Stockholm and Taxi Kurir, charge around SEK 500 for the journey to the city. The average travel time is 45 minutes. Please be aware that some smaller taxi companies with very similar names charge substantially higher, non-fixed, rates. Arlanda Express a 20 minutes train journey to the city centre, departures every 15 minutes. Adult standard fare one-way SEK 280; return SEK 540. Please note there is a surcharge for tickets purchased on board the train. Commuter trains SL s commuter trains to Stockholm and Uppsala depart from Arlanda Central Station in SkyCity. SkyCity is located between Terminals 4 and 5. Total travel time between Stockholm Arlanda and Stockholm Central Station is 38 minutes. You can purchase tickets at the normal SL and UL sales points and at Arlanda Central station. Station access fee. Train passengers who get on and off at Arlanda Central station pay an access fee of 85 SEK. If the fee is not included in your fare you can pay at the station counter in SkyCity. The access fee is linked to the use of the station and the railway and how they were funded when they were built in the 1990s. Airport bus Travel time by coach to the city centre is about 40 minutes. A one-way ticket is SEK 99; a return ticket is SEK 198. Departures every 10 minutes. More information about different ways of getting to and from Arlanda: https://www.swedavia.com/arlanda/to-from/ Transfer to and from Bromma Airport Taxi Travel time to the Stockholm City is about 35 minutes. The two largest companies are Taxi Stockholm and Taxi Kurir. The price will vary depending on the time of day. In rush-hour traffic the rate is apporoximately SEK 480. Please be aware that some smaller taxi companies with very similar names charge substantially higher, non-fixed, rates. Airport coaches You can travel with the Flygbussarna airport coaches between Cityterminalen in Stockholm and Bromma Stockholm Airport. The journey takes about 20 minutes and they run in line with flight arrivals and departures. You can also travel with The Flygbussarna airport coaches from Bromma Stockholm Airport to Brommaplan and from Bromma Stockholm Airport to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (via Sundbyberg and Kista). Tickets are sold at the airport Pressbyrån newsagents, at the self-service payment machine at the bus stop, and on board the coach. Only payment by credit card is accepted in the self-service machine and on board. You can also purchase tickets in advance in Flygbussarna s ap and on their web site. A oneway ticket is SEK 85 and a return ticket is SEK 155. Local buses You can also take the Stockholm Public Transport (SL) local bus to and from Bromma: SL bus 110 to/ from Alvik, and SL bus 152 to/from Älvsjö station (Stockholm International Fairs) via Solna and Sundbyberg. Tickets must be purchased in advance, which can be done via sms. Transfer to and from Skavsta Airport Airport coaches Travel time by coach to the city centre is about 80 minutes. A one-way ticket is SEK 139 and a return ticket is SEK 278. More information about different ways of getting to and from Arlanda: By bike The best way to experience Stockholm is, as always, by bike. If you don t bring your own bicycle with you on the trip, there are alternatives. City bikes City bikes offers bikes for hire on 140 stations all over the city centre. The 3-day card is activated the first time it s used, and is valid for three days in a row. The 3-day card is only available for purchase at City bike card retailers. Price: 165 kronor. More information about pricing and availability: Bike Sweden You can also rent bikes at Bike Sweden. Its more costly, but in return you can choose from different models: city bikes, touring bicycles, mountain bikes, kids bikes and more. Located on the front of the Swedish History Museum. Rent a Bike Offers a variety of bikes for hire. Located by the waterfront at Strandvägen, birth 18. Bikehire Offers guided tours around Djurgården. By subway, tram and bus You can travel with SL throughout the County of Stockholm. The Stockholm county area covers a distance of several kilometres outside the actual city centre and includes all services on the Metro, commuter rail, light railways such as the trains on Roslagsbanan, Saltsjöbanan, and Lidingöbanan (currently under reconstruction), and hundreds of bus lines. There are tickets and travel cards for short and longer periods of time. Nearly all tickets are loaded on an SL Access card, which is an electronic smart card. You need to pay a fee of 20 SEK for the card itself, but you can re-use your card at future visits to Stockholm. There are single use travelcards with zone tickets valid for 1 or 2 hours depending on how many zones you travel in. There are also single use travel cards for 24 or 72 hours. More information about SL, maps and prices: tickets/ Cycling spots Bike kitchen Solna Bike kitchen Solna is an organisation that lets you fix your on bike with our tools and with the help of the organisers (if you need it). Bagarmossen bike kitchen A bicycle cooperative located in the southern suburb Bagarmossen is promoting an inclusive and open cycling culture, self organisation and consumption free meeting places. Bianchi café Offers lunch and coffee as well as bikes, accessories and clothes. All by the classic italian brand of course. A cycling celebration in celeste. Le Mond Le Mond is a real meeting place for all kind of cyclists many of them choosing to start and/or end their rides in this homely café for lunch, coffee or a pint. Gamla stans cyklar Old town bicycle shop. A 100 year old bicycle shop that maintains its proud heritage while keeping up with contemporary trends. Bonne Mecanique Part bike kitchen, part bike store, part café. Bonne Mecanique (Bon Meq in short) is a meeting point for cycle lovers and activists in Stockholm. https://www.facebook.com/bonmeq.se/?fref=ts Accomodation Do you want to arrange your own accommodation for your visit to Stockholm? Please find some alternatives below. We strongly recommend you to make your reservations as soon as possible. Ånedin Hostel STF af Chapman Hostel Hotel Tegnérlunden Use booking number when making your reservation. Hotel Hornsgatan We have pre-booked rooms on the accommodations above. Please contact us for more information. First Hotels 15% discount when using booking code FHVCYKEL Other ways of finding rooms, search for accomodation in the central discricts: Skeppsholmen, Norrmalm, Vasastan, Södermalm: Booking.com City Backpackers Hostel Tripadvisor Airbnb Hostels.com Hostelworld Tourist information The Stockholm Visitors Board has a website with extensive information about museums, the archipelago, culture, other attractions and the what s on agenda Information about the public transportation system: AGM Map Schedule ECF AGM & Associated Events, May in Stockolm, Sweden Updated April /ek Thursday May 26 th Friday May May 27th Saturday May 28th Sunday May 29th Morning 09:00 ECF Board Meeting Länsstyrelsen Länsstyrelsen, Regeringsg. 66 At the Museum of Modern Art Optional day - separat fee around 8 people ECF CEO Meeting The County Administrative Board ECF AGM meeting in auditorium CF Cycle tours or other at Cycleurope at around 10 people Seminars with municipality Biografen (around 90 persons) activities in Stockholm and Hovslagargatan 5 at Länsstyrelsen maximum 100 persons surrondings. separate room Resp Emma Ström LS, Lars Strömgren CF venue, lunch, coffee Fee 12:30 Lunch at Bianchi Café&Cycles Lunch at Bianchi Lunch on your own Lunch in venue Lunch out-doors for board-members max 10 people Fee 13:30 ECF Board Meeting ECF CEO Meeting ECF internal work-shops for ECF AGM meeting in Biografen CF Cycle tours in Stockholm at Cycleurope continue their leader-ship program 2 work-shop groups in and surroundings Hovslagargatan 5 1 room for 25 people Biografen and Bar or Zon en ends at 14:00 1 room for 25 people CF Cykelfrämandet is resp Afternoon Equipment- Flipcharts 17:00 Lunch, rooms and coffee ECF Equipment- Flipcharts Fee 18:00 Elina ECF is resp for leader-ship Bernhard ECF is resp of work-shops Evening 18:30 Reception Stockholm City Hall Dinner at the restaurang Hjerta, Skeppsholmen, Mingel, Italian Buffé 19:30 Host Daniel Helldén,Vice Mayor situated behind the Museum of Modern Art Bianchi Café & Cycles for Transport in Stockholm at Slupskjulsvägen 28 B Norrlandsgatan 20 for maximum 70 people for 80 to 110 people Fee Host Tony Grimaldi Tony is resp May 25th Presenting different tours Optional cycling Parallell is the Bikestore Day- with CF Storstockholm tour for parliament Cykelns dag. committee for cycling, Bianchi
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