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Organising Committee

Martine Cano, Vice President of the French Cycle Tourism Federation (FFCT), President of the FFCT’s Ethics, Culture and Heritage Commission
Jean-Luc Barcelli, First Deputy Mayor of Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue
Roger Coulouvrat, President of ASPTT Avignon
Jacques Coq, Treasurer of ASPTT Avignon
Claude Reynaud, Curator of Domazan’s Vélo Moto museum
Claude Barsotti, President of USP cyclo Le Pontet
Henri Gleize, collector
Raymond Henry, member of the FFCT’s Ethics, Culture and Heritage Commission

With the support of

Alain Milon, Senator of Vaucluse
Pierre Meffre, Councillor of Regional Council Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, President of the Regional Committee of Tourism
André Castelli, Vice President of the Vaucluse General Council, Deputy Mayor of Avignon
Jean-Marc Roubaud, President of Grand Avignon Community,
Guy Moureau, Mayor of Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue,
And, hopefully, other leading institutional figures.


Taking commemoration into account, the suggested (but not obligatory) theme is ‘the first bicycle journeys’. For the same reason of commemoration, this year we are not looking for topics dealing with the present day. But other diverse topics will not be ruled out as long as they contribute to the knowledge regarding precise or general aspects of a forgotten past. A scientific committee will be responsible for evaluating the appropriateness of proposals and to giving its agreement to the presentation.

Scientific Committee

Head: Claude Reynaud, Curator of the Musée vélo moto, Domazan
Nadine Besse, Chief Curator of the Musée d’art et d’industrie, Saint-Etienne
Keizo Kobayashi, Representative for Europe of the Bicycling popularization association of Japan
Nick Clayton, Co-Founder of International Cycling History Conference (GB)
David Herlihy, journalist and cycle historian (USA)

Submitting Presentation Proposals

The presentation should not exceed 20 minutes, to which will be added 10 minutes of discussion. Where possible the information should be illustrated. Ideally the presentation should be stored on a USB stick or CD.

A summary of 200-400 words in English or French should be sent to Claude Reynaud chateaudebosc@wanadoo.fr, before 15 June 2015. The summary will be submitted to the scientific committee for approval.

Ideally, in order to facilitate the work of the interpreters, the whole text should be available before the opening of the conference and sent this time to Raymond Henry raymondhenry@neuf.fr


Registration requests should be sent before 30 June 2015 to Raymond Henry, (raymondhenry@neuf.fr) or by post to Raymond Henry, 124, chemin de Provence, 84 320 – Entraigues sur la Sorgue, FRANCE.

The registration fee for participants is 100 euros, which covers: lunch and evening meal on Tuesday, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, morning and afternoon snacks. The closing meal on Thursday evening (30 euros), optional, is in addition to this sum.

The planned visits and transportation, and hiring of headsets for the simultaneous interpreting service that we envisage, will be reserved for registered persons only.

Participants who will be presenting information approved by the scientific committee will benefit from a discount of 20 euros off the total registration fee.

Registration fee to be paid before 30 June 2015 to:

ASPTT AVIGNON, 795 route d’Aramon, 30 133 Les Angles

Bank Details will be communicated on request.
In case of any problem with payment, please contact Jacques Coq, 04 90 25 86 93 or bureau.aspttavignon@sfr.fr

Attending as an observer

Persons who are not registered for the Conference will be admitted to the conference room as observers but will not be able to take part in the meals, transport and visits, or the simultaneous interpreting service.

For more information regarding the Conference:

Raymond HENRY
124, chemin de Provence
84 320 – Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

Edition of the Conference proceedings

Here are the guidelines for the edition of the Conference proceedings. It relies on the collaboration between the editor and the coordinator of the International Cycling History Conferences proceedings. You will assist the latter considerably in his preparatory work by adhering closely to the following.


Given that the coordinator starts the layout of the page by the insertion of the text only, then includes the illustrations and tables with their captions, your communication should comprise separate files for the text, the illustrations, their captions, and the tables if there are any. Do not insert illustrations into the text file. The text file will be in Microsoft Word. It should contain only the text and numbered footnotes, which will be placed at the end of the text.

The formatting of the text should be as simple as possible, with only a line break separating paragraphs. Avoid all other types of page formatting.

There is normally a significant difference between the verbal performance of the communication and the written version intended for publication. The latter should be clear, precise and more concise. The text for publication should be no longer than 10 typed, double-spaced pages.

Illustrations and captions:

The illustrations should be as clean and sharp as possible, preferably in the form of a digital file. They should be in .jpg or .tif format. If this is not possible, good quality paper copies will also be accepted.

The most convenient way to present images for the publication is to create a separate file for each of them, numbered Fig. 1, Fig. 2 etc. The position of each illustration should be indicated within the text by the insertion of Fig. 1, Fig. 2 etc. A separate sheet will contain the figure numbers, the corresponding captions and the sources (these should not be forgotten).

End notes, references, thanks:

It is very important that the sources used in the presentation are referenced in the notes. A text submitted for publication without references may be returned for completion. Please use the standard MS Word menu for Notes/References.

Thanks will figure in a brief communiqué at the end of the text.

Deadline for texts for publication:

Texts and documents, conforming to these guidelines, should be sent within 60 days of the end of the Conference to the ICHC Publications Coordinator at the following address, either by post or email:

Gary W. Sanderson, ICHC Publications Coordinator
63 Fells Road
Verona, NJ 07044-1126, USA
Email: gwsanderson@verizon.net or wheelmangary@gmail.com

Please respect the indicated deadline. It is necessary so that the work on each Conference can be published before the next one.