85km final installment of four Build-Up Rides, leading up to the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge race, will now take place in March at Al Qudra Cycle Track in Dubai
In line with the local government guidelines and increased restrictions, the organisers of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge announce that the final Build-Up Ride of 85km will be pushed back from its original date of 12 February to March, with the exact date yet to be announced.
Cyclists can still sign up for the fourth Build-Up Ride, ahead of the legendary race, which will take place at the stunning purpose-built Al Qudra Cycle Track in Dubai.
The Build-Up Rides are a popular component of the challenge – a festival on two wheels consisting of Build-Up Rides of increasing distance that culminates in the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge on March 25-26.
Almost 500 cyclists took part in the third Build-Up Ride of 65km on 22 January, which saw clear skies and great weather. The Build-Up Rides are a fantastic way for riders to fine tune their endurance and test their readiness, and also help organisers determine starting positions on race day. Riders who signed up to the DUBAI BIG5 also have their timings displayed on a leaderboard of accumulated times from all rides.
Stewart Howison, Race Director, said: “Originally planned for 12 February, the final
Build-Up Ride will now take place in March in line with safety measures relating to the current pandemic. The three previous Build-Up Rides have been a huge success. It’s been wonderful to see how friendships have been made and riders have become stronger and more confident since the first event back in November. The fourth and final Build-Up Ride of 85km is the perfect distance to prepare mentally and physically for the 92km race at the end of March.”
All events are held in a COVID-19 safe environment to assure the safety and wellbeing of participants.
Held under the auspices of the Dubai Sports Council and in partnership with Spinneys and Dubai 92, the challenge is one of the Middle East’s premium sporting races, regularly attracting thousands of riders from all over the world. The event celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019 with 1,500 cyclists taking part in three build-up rides and 2,500 competing in the final race.