Dubai: Celebrating 50 glorious years of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s carrier to the kingdom, the Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge — the location’s first cycle race devoted to ladies — will take area on April 19 in the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Taking place below the umbrella of Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and supported with the aid of DSC’s Women’s Sports Committee, the Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge is devoted to Sheikh Mohammed for his unwavering support and empowerment of ladies and their function in all areas of society. The 50km Challenge, if you want to take region on the Al Qudra Cycling Track, has also announced its aid for Al Jalila Foundation’s pediatric programme Farah, which offers desire to youngsters tormented by cancer and other continual illnesses. The organizers will donate a percentage of all sales from registrations and sponsorship in the direction of the programme. The info of the occasion were disclosed at some stage in a press conference on Sunday at the Dubai Sports Council headquarters in the presence of Lamia Abdulaziz Khan, a member of DSC’s Board of Directors and President of the Women’s Sports Committee at DSC, Khalid Al Awar, Director of the Sports Events Department at DSC, Event Director Ruth Dickinson, Dareen Barbar, Lebanese amputee athlete, Zahra Lari, Emirati parent skater and Salma Esmail, social media influencer from Egypt.

Khan said: “Empowering women in all spheres of life and providing them with an possibility to preparation sports and physical pastime, and to compete in an surroundings that confirms to the customs and traditions of the UAE is one in all our strategic goals and the Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge is an initiative that seeks to similarly those targets. “Women in the UAE are eager for such possibilities and the exceptional turnouts at the primary and second variations of the Dubai Women’s Triathlon had been an affidavit to that. Now, we are thrilled to provide them any other first-of-its-kind occasion committed to ladies. “As we rejoice the Year of Tolerance inside the UAE, we encourage all girls, from our splendidly numerous segments of the society, to come out and take part on this very special event within the idyllic Al Marmoom Desert Conservation and make it a day to do not forget.” The Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge is open to women of all capabilities and nationalities, Emirati and expatriates. Participants underneath the age of 18, but, will have to offer a consent letter from their determine or mother or father. Participants can sign in as people or groups. Individual categories could be divided into the following age organizations: Under 13 years, 13-15 years, sixteen-19, 20-39, 40-forty nine and 50-plus. The team opposition, in the meantime, will take location in three categories: Teams of four plus are advocated in the youngsters, juniors and adults categories. There are three distances offered: 10 km for children underneath 13 years, 20km for juniors 13-15 years, 20 km adults over sixteen years and 50 km for adults over 16 years. Trophies could be presented to the top three in each class, all finishers will obtain medals. “Women’s cycling in Dubai and across the UAE is a fast-growing recreation and beyond time,” said Dickinson. “The first-rate facilities and smooth get entry to cycle tracks have recommended girls and women to take in biking competitively and socially in a secure environment. “We need to inspire ladies and ladies of all abilities to join the task. Come to compete, or come for fun and a remarkable revel in. Come to assist Al Jalila Foundation and their precious work supporting children and their families.” Dickinson brought that the Al Marmoom Women’s Cycling Challenge seeks to sell a physically lively life-style and the health advantages of biking as an hobby for ladies and ladies. The organizers are awaiting over 200 women cyclists to verify by the point the registrations for the event closes on April 17.

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