Swiss Cycling Alpenbrevet enjoys a decades-long tradition. A tradition that was born thanks to Albert Hediger. Now we have to say goodbye to him painfully.
Albert Hediger fell asleep in hospital on 4 October 2020 after a long and serious illness in the age of 89. Family and friends bid farewell to a very special person at the Eichbühl cemetery in Zurich on 9 October.
Albert Hediger has done great things for cycling in over 70 years. He founded our Alpenbrevet in 1977, was the initiator of the long-distance trips Zurich – Strasbourg and Zurich – Munich and organized three bike tours for domestic and foreign guests on the occasion of the 1983 World Road Championships in Altenrhein. For many years he successfully presided over the commission on cycling tourism. During this time, folk bike tours and orienteering experienced their heyday. Albert Hediger was a member of the Central Committee of the Swiss Cycling Federation for many years and served for 10 years as a prudent chairman of the Veterans Association of the City of Zurich and the surrounding area. For many years he was also a member of the Federal Honorary Guild in the Federation of German Cyclists.
Albert Hediger received numerous honours for his great achievements in cycling. In 1983 he became an honorary member of the Swiss Cycling Association and also of the Zurich Cantonal Association. In 2017, the SRB Veterans Department appointed him an honorary veteran and the Veterans Association of the City of Zurich and the surrounding area an honorary chairman.
On behalf of Hans Ulrich Zeller (Chief of the SRB Veterans Department) and the OK des Alpenbrevets, we would like to thank Albert Hediger very much for his great commitment to cycling and will keep an honorable memory for him.