400 cyclists celebrated the Cycling Festival Europe along Lake Eymir and the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. Students, children and representatives of local authorities and embassies enjoyed the activities on site. The launch was carried out by Ambassador Kees van Rij and Mrs. Gülhan Yüksel, Deputy Secretary General of METU. The main goal was to draw attention to recreational cycling in Turkey and at the same time expose the Dutch EU Presidency.