The European Cycling Union (UEC) was founded on 7 April 1990 and represents 50 affiliated nations in Europe. It is one of the five continental confederations which are members of the International Cycling Union (UCI).
The UEC seeks to promote the interests of European cycling in all disciplines and to represent the interests of European cycling federations. UEC's main aim is the development and encouragement of all cycling disciplines in Europe. It organises all the European Championships and European Cups. Each year the UEC organises more than 60 days of competition, including 20 European championships, in all cycling disciplines: road, track, cyclocross, BMX, mountain bike, trials and indoor cycling.