In recent years, cycling has experienced a great development in Abu Dhabi
Hundreds of community members cycled 190 km from Abu Dhabi city to the top of Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain to raise awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle activities.
The Khalifa University Century Challenge 2022 was jointly organized this week by the Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the Abu Dhabi Cycling Club (ADCC).
Riders depart from the main Khalifa University campus in the city, crossing key landmarks to the “garden city” of Al Ain and concluding the challenge with the climb of Jebel Hafeet.
“The challenge aims to raise awareness in the community about cycling, whether as a sport or as a means of transport, given its many health benefits, both physically and psychologically, and its contribution to the preservation of the environment,” the organizers said.
In January, Khalifa University and the ADCC signed an agreement to organize such challenges every year.
“By organizing this annual challenge, Khalifa University seeks to play a role in supporting cycling in the UAE and raising awareness among its citizens and residents about the importance of participating in healthy lifestyle activities,” the organizers added. .
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In recent years, cycling has experienced a great development in Abu Dhabi. There are several sports facilities and cycle paths throughout the emirate, encouraging community members to take up cycling. In November 2021, Abu Dhabi was declared a “Bike City” for its world-class infrastructure suitable for cyclists.
The ADCC has emphasized that it is keen to organize races and events that help to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position globally as a hub for hosting sporting and cycling events.