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WATCH: Over 800 UAE cyclists take on 190km challenge – News

WATCH: Over 800 UAE cyclists take on 190km challenge – News

Organize events to increase community awareness and encourage everyone to participate in activities that contribute to a healthy lifestyle

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published: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm

More than 800 sports enthusiasts in the UAE participated in the Community Bike Challenge organized by Khalifa University to promote a healthy lifestyle among residents.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the Abu Dhabi Cycling Club (ADCC) announced on Tuesday that the second edition of the 190km Khalifa University Challenge of the Century attracted a record four groups of enthusiasts.

Participants travel from the main campus of Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi to the Jebel Hafeet summit in Al Ain for the cycling challenge, which aims to raise awareness of cycling in the community and encourage everyone to participate in a healthy lifestyle challenges and activities.

The extended cycling route for the challenge also highlights the majestic natural beauty of the UAE’s majestic mountains and the sand dunes of the Abu Dhabi desert.

Al Nekhaira Al-Khyeli, CEO of Abu Dhabi Cycling Club, said: “Statistically, this event is the largest in the history of the UAE in terms of the number of participants from all categories and community groups.”

He noted that the challenge was characterized by the commitment, enthusiasm and strong competitiveness of its participants.

“ADCC is delighted and proud to partner with Abu Dhabi Khalifa University for this major sporting event, reaffirming our integrity and partnership to spread awareness and concepts, emphasizing the importance of sport as an activity of daily life, contribute to healthy living and a safer community.”

“Cycling also protects the environment as it is an environmentally friendly way of promoting a healthier lifestyle,” he added.

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-Chancellor of Khalifa University, said: “This challenge is in line with Khalifa University’s commitment to, in particular, encouraging staff and students in the UAE, as well as the community at large, to adopt a healthy lifestyle through sport, thereby benefiting from the The extraordinary infrastructure that Abu Dhabi provides to promote the participation of citizens and residents in sports, especially during the winter season. We thank Abu Dhabi Cycling Club for helping us organize this event, all our stakeholders and for contributing to this challenge people who have contributed to our success.”

In order to comply with safety regulations, ADCC organized police patrols along the challenge route, configured four supply stations along the way, and equipped neutral support vehicles to deliver water and nutrients to allow participants to recover, and provided ambulances and support vehicles, as well as Same as other logistics services.

The 187km course of the 2nd Khalifa University-ADCC Cycling Challenge represents the highest level of physical challenge and ability to climb mountains on a bicycle. It’s a physical and mental test of endurance, as well as the strength and determination it takes to cross the finish line.

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