DUBAI, 30th January, 2023 (WAM) — Over 2,000 cyclists of multi-nationalities from the UAE and overseas are expected to participate in the 13th edition of the “Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge,” which is qualifying for the Gran Fondo World Championship.
The 92 km cycling challenge will be organised on 19th February 2023 with the support of the Dubai Sports Council and the UAE Cycling Federation and under the umbrella of the International Cycling Union.
The Challenge will commence at 06:00 am from Dubai International Stadium in Dubai Sports City, passing through some of the most prominent tourist and sports landmarks in Dubai, among which are: the Emirates Hills, Jumeirah Islands and Montgomery Golf Course.
Young cyclists from 2 to 12 years old will catch this opportunity to entertain biking on 18th February at a closed racecourse and in a safe atmosphere, accompanied by their families. Children from 2 to 3 years old will participate in the 1 km challenge, children from 4 to 5 years old to compete in the 2 km challenge, and children from 6 to 11 years old (short junior) will participate in the 4.5 km challenge. Children from 9 to 12 years old (long junior) are decided to contest the 9 km challenge.
The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge comprises an outrider race for amateurs with a short distance of 40 km.
20% of the contestants in Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge, who are registered in all categories from the age of 19 and up to above 79 years old, will qualify to participate in the Final Cycling Race, the biggest in the world, taking place next August in Glasgow – Scotland, with the participation of qualifiers from 13 world championships among which is the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge, which is part of Gran Fondo World Series’ agenda.
Each qualifying contestant should be registered in a team accredited by the Gran Fondo World Series, or should be one of the cyclists who had participated in a world championship such as Cycling World Championships, Olympic Games, Continental Games or World Cup during the last year.
Participants in the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycling Challenge compete in 11 various categories; as follows: 19 to 34 years old category; 35 to 39 years old category; 40 to 44 years old category; 45 to 49 years old category; 50 to 54 years old category; 55 to 59 years old category; 60 to 64 years old category; 65 to 69 years old category; 70 to 74 years old category; 75 to 79 years old category; 80 years old & above category.
Those who wish to participate can complete registration procedures through the official website: www.cyclechallenge.ae. The registration door will remain open until 15th February.