The ATOM Project
The ATOM Project was our main partner during the 2015 Washington DC – New York peace ride.
The ATOM Project is committed to ending nuclear weapons testing and eliminating the world’s nuclear arsenals. Sign their petition today to tell world leaders that you demand and deserve a world without nuclear weapons.
As nations continue to develop and test nuclear weapons, the threat of nuclear terrorism grows. The ATOM Project petition offers an opportunity to join your voice with others around the world and work toward a world free from the nuclear threat.
Merida is a global player in bicycle design and manufacturing, making 2.2 million bicycles a year at 5 factories: 1 in Taiwan, 3 in China and 1 in Germany.
As at 2012 the company is a public listed company on the Taiwanese stock exchange, quoted at approximately £350 million, making it one of Taiwan’s biggest companies.(The company went public in 1992).
Merida now produces mainly its own Merida-branded bikes, which are present in 77 countries around the world, or selected brands which it has a financial interest in, e.g. the German brand Centurion.
In 2001, Merida bought 49% of Specialized for a reported US$30 million, although its CEO and founder Mike Sinyard remained majority owner.
Merida has been co-sponsor of the Multivan Merida Biking Team, with athletes such as Jose Hermida and Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, and of bicycle racing events such as the TransUK and TransWales mountain bike races. Since 2004, the team has been scoring over 30 World Cup wins as well as Olympic gold and silver medals.
In 2013 Merida became co-sponsors of the Pro-Tour Lampre-Merida road racing team.
We in Bike For Peace are extremely proud to be associated with Merida, and we hope that together we can continue to make the world a better place to live in.
Mayors for Peace
In August 1945, atomic bombs instantaneously reduced the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to rubble, taking hundreds of thousands of precious lives. Today, more than sixty years after the war, thousands of citizens still suffer the devastating aftereffects of radiation and unfathomable emotional pain. To prevent any repetition of the A-bomb tragedy, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have continually sought to tell the world about the inhumane cruelty of nuclear weapons and have consistently urged that nuclear weapons be abolished.
On June 24, 1982, at the 2nd UN Special Session on Disarmament held at UN Headquarters in New York, then Mayor Takeshi Araki of Hiroshima proposed a new Program to Promote the Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. This proposal offered cities a way to transcend national borders and work together to press for nuclear abolition. Subsequently, the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki called on mayors around the world to support this program.
The Mayors for Peace is composed of cities around the world that have formally expressed support for the program Mayor Araki announced in 1982. As of October 1, 2015, membership stood at 6,857 cities in 161 countries and regions. We were registered as a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in May 1991.