The Challenge

Over four incredible days, cyclists will ride 550 km across the UAE in support of The Rashid Center for People of Determination.

Cycling for a purpose

The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge Team will tackle an epic four-day journey across the UAE to raise awareness for The Rashid Center for People of Determination. Register to learn how you can join the cause to support The Rashid Center.

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The Challenge

Over four days, you will ride some of the UAE’s most scenic and challenging roads, safely guided by award-winning event organiser and logistics partner Absolute Adventures.

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The Opportunity

Taking in some of the UAE’s most scenic and challenging roads, the 7 Emirates peloton will comprise of amateur cyclists and a select group of professionals, who will inspire and challenge each rider to reach their maximum potential.

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Make a Difference

Get your family and friends to sponsor your challenge and raise money for the cause.

The route

Departing in the early hours from Dubai’s Al Qudra Cycle Track, the 7 Emirates peloton will ride north toward Al Lisa, turning off to Al Margham and heading towards Sharjah, before proceeding to Shwaib (Abu Dhabi). Here, the peloton will turn back towards Ras Al Khaimah and then ride on to Hatta.

At this point, the group will travel to Kalba and Fujairah, before heading west through Masafi to Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, before returning to Dubai where they will complete the ride back at the Al Qudra starting point.

Route support courtesy of Absolute Adventures

The peloton will be expertly and safely guided on the route by award-winning, Dubai-based event organiser and logistics partner Absolute Adventures, whose team will comprise of three support cars and crew, bike mechanics and First Aid-trained personnel.

Established in 2005, Absolute Adventures is one of the UAE’s most respected outdoor events organisers, and the country’s only adventure operator to have received a five-star safety rating from the Government of Fujairah.

Absolute Adventures is also the only adventure tourism operator in the UAE to have achieved the ISO21101:2014 standard for Adventure Tourism – Safety Management Systems, as well as the British Standard BS8848 for Managing the Risks of Adventure Travel out the UK.