Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge opens registration


The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge has announced its highly anticipated return, following a record-breaking 2023 season that saw over 2,200 participants take to the streets of Dubai.

Held in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, the annual event has officially launched its 14th edition, with registration now open for the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 and the main race confirmed for Sunday, February 25, 2024.

The 2024 season will see a new look for the city-wide, 92km cycle race, while continuing to serve as a qualifier for the international UCI Gran Fondo World Series Championship for the third consecutive year.

The top 20 per cent of participants from each age category will qualify to compete in the finals in Aalborg, Demark in September 2024. 

Comprised of four Build-Up Rides, the BIG 5 provides a roadmap to the fifth and final 92km race, giving cyclists the perfect chance to train and gradually scale up their speed on the cycling tracks of Al Qudra in the months leading up to the main event.

The number one male and female riders from each category will receive a yellow or blue jersey, which will signal their status as the leading rider ahead of each Build-Up Ride (BUR). 

An exciting addition to the BIG 5 is the introduction of a brand-new Teams Category, creating a new opportunity for cyclists to join forces and compete as a squad of six.

The teams can be of mixed-gender and the minimum eligible age is 16. Once registered, the line-up of the team will remain fixed for the duration of the series and the winning side with the least cumulative time across all five events will be crowned at the awards ceremony. 

Participants can now register and secure their spot for the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 competition for AED 535.

The entry provides a full range of benefits, including exclusive prizes, race packs, a leaderboard ranking, series leader jerseys, priority parking, and a bespoke finisher medal.

This season’s BIG 5 schedule is as follows:  

  • BUR 1: 35km on Sunday 1st October 2023
  • BUR 2: 45km on Sunday 29th October 2023
  • BUR 3: 65km on Sunday 19th November 2023
  • BUR 4: 85km on Sunday 28th January 2024
  • Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge (92KM) on February 25, 2024

The 14th edition of the Challenge will also see the return of the iconic Junior Rides and TotalEnergies Outride, with the two fan-favourites back by popular demand to allow the entire family to take part in the main race weekend in February 2024.

The Junior Rides are a great opportunity for the younger ones to test their abilities and have some fun at the same time.

They are untimed and solely for the enjoyment of the sport, while the TotalEnergies Outride is a shorter course option, allowing families and new cyclists to join in the fun. 

  • Junior Rides: Saturday, February 24, 2024
  • TotalEnergies Outride: Date TBD

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