Ride of champion
About the Event
The long route of 137.5 km is for the “toughest” riders out there – ride of true Champions. The distance takes everything from the rider. Proper nutrition and hydration during the ride is very important. Although there are no climbs, the exposed central Qatar area is windy at this time of year and will offer a real challenge to the riders. They better stick in the group to battle the wind together…
The standard route of 78 km is suitable for those riders that only gets the chance to train once or twice per week, but have a good fitness level and decent cycling experience. It gives them a taste of the “big” route and challenges riders to aim higher in the following year.
The short route of 48 km is a good challenge for anyone who feels fit. After the main Shahaniya roundabout it is joined with the medium and long routes which makes it possible to ride alongside other riders for support and encouragement.
The competitive wheelchair / handcycle and ability friendly rides will be offered this year. The 5.8km route will be safe and secure in the beautiful environment around Qatar Foundation and Al Shaqab Arabian horse breeding area.
The family, beginners and youth ride is aimed at the riders that want to participate as a family, young riders or riders new to the sport of cycling. This 5.8km route will be safe and secure in the beautiful environment around Qatar Foundation and Al Shaqab Arabian horse breeding area.
The kids ride is for kids between 3 – 8 years old boys and girls. The kids ride will be on the Green Spine for 2020. Ensure you have collected your kid’s race number either on Wed. or Thurs. before the event or between 07:30am – 08:30am on event day at Ceremonial Court. Then head over to the Green Spine (grass area opposite Ceremonial Court) where the events team will meet you. We will have informal races in age groups of 3 – 4 years; 5 – 6 years, 7 – 8 years (depending on the amount of entries received). Once they have completed their lap(s) they will receive a medal and meal pack. Please note there will be no podium prizes or awards, each child is welcome to step on the podium to take a photo