This project supports the effective take up of the integrated cycling solutions successfully developed by Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Munich (in project Cycling Capitals) and 10 highly committed cities that are cycling front runners (in project Fututre Cycling Capitals): Bordeaux Metropole, Bruges, Cadiz, Dublin, Helsinki, Krakow, Greater Manchester, Riga, Rome and Turin. The project believes that effective transfer can happen only in the presence of i) state-of-art body of knowledge on cycling policy and solutions; ii) sustaining transition processes; iii) motivating and supporting forms of mentorship. In Handshake, this is ensured by the presence of 3 cycling planning champions, the employment of highly innovative methods brought together inro a supportive and novel transfer cycle and a mentorship programme that takes by the hand each participating city. The gathered team will cooperate to reach a number of strategic objectives: i) inspire the creation of refinement of holistic cycling visions and concrete transfer approaches: ii) foster the adoption of multidisciplinary planning culture to empower the project process and consolidate future cycling policies and investments: iii) allow cycling to become a key element of urban transport ; iv) leverage cycling to improve public health, vii) foster economic growth. Handshake expects to improve cycling attractiveness by 52% and competitiveness by 17%, shift ca. 60.000 people to cycling with 34% in frequency of cycling use, 37,5% in accidents, traffic levels lowered by 6,43% and CO2 savings of 3.706.000 kg CO2/year.