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The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge has joined the UCI Gran Fondo World Series in 2023 as an official sanctioned race. Covering 92km on the day, challengers will ride across Dubai and take in the emirate’s breath-taking scenery while zooming across major city roads – all closed just for the event.

Officially launched in 2011, the UCI Gran Fondo World Series features 28 sanctioned qualifying races across the globe with top cyclists competing in UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in August 2023 in Scotland. If you are aged 19 and over and have entered in the 94.8km Main Event or Invitational/Elite category, then you will have the opportunity to qualify. The top 20% of cyclists riding in this year's 94.8km Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge will qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, which will be held in Scotland in August 2023. 

 

The Main Event will take place on Sunday 19 February 2023 (Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge including the 38-40km Outride). The Junior Rides will take place on Saturday 18 February 2023. The Main Event will take place on the streets of Dubai, starting and finishing in the Dubai Sports City.

What’s Included

Stay with us in Dubai within minutes of the start and the finish of the 2023 Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge. We offer a 3-night stay, with longer stays also available. Guaranteed entry for the event is available when you book one of our hotel packages. 

  • 3 Nights stay at Radisson Motor City (Friday to Monday) 
  • All local taxes 
  • Breakfast on all 3 days
  • Private arrival and departure transfers from Dubai Airport
  • Saturday Morning Training ride at Al Qudra Cycle Track with support vehicle and ride leader
  • Race Village transfers on Saturday
  • Staff support
  • Celebratory Dinner on the Marina Dhow Cruise (including hotel transfers, 90 mins cruising, international buffet dinner with welcome drinks, tea, and coffee, Tanura show)  

Also available

  • International VIP entry at £200 per person. See below what’s included

International VIP entry 

VIP entries for riders from outside the UAE include the following benefits: 

  • Guaranteed event entry fee with flexible deferral / transfer* options
  • Bike Mechanical Support Van at the hotel pre-race day 
  • Bespoke Event Jersey
  • Dedicated Group Pack Collection: Fast-Track Queue
  • Dedicated International Athlete Area at the Race Village  

COST: £200 per participant 

Optional Extras

  • Pre-Order Event Merchandise** Starting from €15 + VAT (ordered online or purchased onsite and can be added from November 2022 onwards)
  • Flexibility to transfer to another participant up to 2 weeks before travel – no reason needed
  • Flexibility to defer to next year in case of medical emergency (72-48 hours window before race start). Entry can be deferred to 2024 on receipt of medical certificate 7 days from event (19 February 2023). Thereafter, no deferment.
  • Bike rental - Contact us 

**Ordered merchandise is non-refundable

 

Your Itinerary

Thursday, 16th February 2023 > Early arrivals

Please contact us for extra nights and airport transfer options if you’d like to arrive today

Friday, 17th February 2023 > Arrival Day

Travel

Please make your own arrangements to arrive in Dubai today. We offer private airport transfers from Dubai airport to our hotel the Park Inn by Radisson motor city.

Set within the Dubai Autodrome complex, this eclectic, modern hotel in a curved building is 30 km from Dubai International Airport. There's a bright restaurant, an airy Belgian bar, and a lobby lounge featuring a vintage Ferrari. A rooftop outdoor pool is flanked by a sundeck, and a juice bar with views of the city. Other amenities consist of a spa and a fitness room.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we will make arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Saturday, 18th February 2023 > Preparation and registration day

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride. Our training ride will be on the Al Qudra Cycle Track with support vehicle and ride leader.

This afternoon we offer Race Village transfers so you can enjoy the pre-race atmosphere and collect your bib and register for tomorrow’s race.

The evening is free for you to eat out at a local restaurant. 

Sunday, 19th February 2023The 2023 Spinneys 92 Dubai Cycle Challenge

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurant. The start and finish of the event are at Dubai Sports City, just 2 miles away from the hotel

This evening, join us for our celebratory dinner on the Marina Dhow Cruise (including hotel transfers, 90 mins cruising, international buffet dinner with welcome drinks, tea, and coffee, Tanura show.

Monday, 20th February 2023 > Departure

We offer private airport transfers from the hotel back to Dubai airport.

 

Location

A complete guide to cycling In Dubai | Visit Dubai

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is Dubai’s biggest mass participation cycling race. Launched in 2010, it is now one of the Middle East’s premium sporting races and attracts thousands of cyclists from all around the world.

Following the addition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge to the official UCI Gran Fondo World Series in 2022, the 2023 edition will also see participants be eligible to qualify for the UCI World Finals held in Glasgow, Scotland in August 2023.

Once a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is today one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, the city is home to more than 200 nationalities and offers an unforgettable experience to all visitors. Whether it is by the banks of the Creek, or at the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Dubai lives and breathes a sense of possibility and innovation. And with an unparalleled coastline, beautiful desert and magnificent cityscapes, memories are just waiting to be made here.

Important information:

  • The top 20% of each age category is calculated by combining the results from the Invitational/Elite (Licensed) and Open (non-licensed) start groups
  • Both the Elite and Open start group will be timed using the gun time method
  • The start format for the Open start group is a self-seeded mass start, split up into 5x speed groups. These speed groups will all start with the same gun time of 6:25
  • Riders are to enter the start pen according to the average speed that they know they can hold over 94.8km
  • Start pens will open at 5:15am and will close at 6:00am sharp
  • If you are unsure of your average speed, then we request that you start in Speed Group 5. Start Pens have limited space and access will be allowed on a ¬first come fi¬rst served basis. Please see the below table as a guide to the 5 Speed Groups

UR AVE. SPEED OVER 94.8KM

  1. 40-42KM/HR
  2. 37-39KM/HR
  3. 34-36KM/HR
  4. 30-33KM/HR
  5. 26-29KM/HR

All groups start at 06.25am. THE START LINE FOR THE 94.8KM MAIN RACE CLOSES AT 6:00AM SHARP – NO RIDERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ACCESS THE START CHUTE AFTER 6:00AM. PLEASE ALLOW FOR ENOUGH TIME ON ARRIVAL TO PASS THROUGH 2 CHECK POINTS BEFORE YOUR START TIME.

Remember the minimum average speed to complete the courses within the cut-off time is 26km/hr for the 94.8km Main Event and 20km/hr for The Live Well Outride. 

CUT-OFF POINT CUT-OFF TIME MAIN RACE (94.8KM) RIDING TIME THE FINISH LINE WILL CLOSE FOR ALL RACES AT 10:00AM

 

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  • Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City

    First Avenue Mall & Hotel Turin Boulevard Road Dubai

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    Dubai's only motor themed hotel near great attractions

    With a brilliant location overlooking the Dubai Autodrome Racetrack and the Dubai Marina skyline serving as an impressive backdrop, the Park Inn by Radisson, Dubai Motor City, is the ideal base for both business and leisure trips. This unique city development offers a multitude of recreational facilities and exciting experiences as you explore its innovative design. Motor City's sense of adventure and fun is perfectly mirrored in the contemporary design and philosophy of the hotel, which offers a high standard of service and comfort for the ultimate hassle-free stay in the UAE. The hotel is connected to the First Avenue Mall, a modern, European-style mall with an indoor-outdoor boulevard and Arabesque influences. It is a social and retail hub with a distinct automotive and lifestyle theme.

    Fantastic amenities in a convenient central location

    If you're looking for a Dubai hotel offering both convenience and great facilities, the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Motor City is an ideal choice. We strive to make your stay a happy one, with services such as 24-hour room service, a rooftop pool overlooking the racetrack, and an on-site SPA and Gym. If you wish to host a corporate or social event of any kind, we also provide versatile meeting and function rooms ranging from 26 to 132 square meters. We look forward to welcoming you to our new hotel in the exhilarating and creative Motor City.

    Our Standard Rooms offer ample space and the choice between double and twin beds. Stay connected with our free Wi-Fi while enjoying a hot drink from the in-room coffee and tea facilities. All rooms include a steam iron and ironing board for your convenience.

     

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • Gym
    • Spa

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