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Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, 25th Feb 2024 (SD92)

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, 25th Feb 2024

Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, 25th Feb 2024 (SD92)

Country Visited: U.A.E
Days Minimum Age Price from Style
3 16 On Request First Class Semi-Guided
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Experience

Held in partnership with Spinneys, Dubai 92 and Dubai Sports Council, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is one of the Middle East’s premier sporting races, attracting thousands of cyclists from across the region to participate in one of the biggest cycling events of the year. Following the addition of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge to the official UCI Gran Fondo World Series in 2023, the 2024 edition will also see participants be eligible to qualify for the UCI World Finals held in Aalborg, Denmark in August 2024.

 
Minimum Age: 16 Years 
 
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP
  • The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is one of the Middle East’s premium sporting races.
  • Eligibility to qualify for the UCI World Finals held in Aalborg, Denmark in August 2024.

  • Ride with thousands of riders from all over the world many of who are amazing cyclists. 

  • Soak in Dubai's sporting culture - an amazing International hub for action right in your backyard 
  • Ride past popular landmarks, including the iconic Dubai Expo City and the much-beloved Global Village sites on zero traffic streets 

Inclusions

  •  Private arrival and departure transfers from Dubai Airport based on min 02 pax (supplement of INR 5500 if it is only 01 pax arriving) 
  • Two nights accommodation in Dubai
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary - 2 breakfasts
  • Timing chip rental 
  • On-ground support by Active Holiday Team
  • GUARANTEED INTERNATIONAL VIP EVENT ENTRY: INR 19,000
    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  
  • OPTIONAL ADD-ONS  
    - Saturday Morning Training ride at Al Qudra Cycle Track with support vehicle and ride leader - €66 / INR 5500 per person
    - 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.
    **Ordered merchandise is non-refundable

Itinerary

Day 1
Friday: Arrival Dubai Open or Close

Individual arrivals at Dubai and transfer to the hotel. Depending on the connectivity from your city you could also land into Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. Your detailed travel documents will provide you with details of how to get to your accommodation. We have pre-booked your stay at a property close to the start and finish line of the event. There will be time for your bike-fitting and the services of a bike mechanical support van are available at the property should you need any servicing.

Day 2
Saturday: Optional Ride & Expo Open or Close

We encourage you immerse yourself in the local riding experience by joining the optional Morning Training ride at Al Qudra Cycle Track with support vehicle and local ride leader. Later we head to the race village to soak in the festive pre-race atmosphere.
An early end to the day today.

Day 3
Sunday: SPINNEYS DUBAI 92 CYCLE CHALLENGE & Departure Open or Close

We ride to the start line and enjoy the challenge that we have signed up for, returning to the hotel after the event.
A late-check out has been arranged for our participants. You can head to the airport after a fulfilling weekend or extend by adding a few extra nights. For those staying back we recommend adding some unique Dubai experiences.

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Exclusions

  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Booking Conditions

Registration form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Group travel is subject to minimum participants. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. The Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply. You can refer to the link for terms.
 
 

Before You Go

Things you need to know

FAQs

Q.1 Where is the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge being held? Open or Close

The Main Event will take place on the streets of Dubai, starting and finishing in the Dubai Sports City.

Q.2 When will the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge take place? Open or Close

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 race on the 19th February starts between 6 to 6.30 am. The details will be updated closer to the race date.

Q.3 What event categories for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge have? Open or Close

There is a main event - The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge which is a 94.8km race.<br />
There is a shorter outride of 40km conducted the same day.

Q.4 How do I qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships? Open or Close

Officially launched in 2011, the UCI Gran Fondo World Series features 28 sanctioned qualifying races across the globe with top cyclists competing in the 2023 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.
The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge has joined the UCI Gran Fondo World Series in 2023 as an official sanctioned race.

If you are aged 19 and over, and have registered for the 94km Main Event or Invitational category, then you will have the opportunity to qualify.

The top 20% of cyclists riding in the 2023 94km Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge will qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, which will be held in September 2023.

Please take note of the following:
- 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 94km.
- 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 first served basis.

Q.5 Is there an age restriction on participation? Open or Close

You must be 16 years old to participate in the The Main Event and minimum 13 years old to take part in the 38-40km Outride.

Q.6 Are there qualifying and cut-off timings for the event? Open or Close

You do not need to qualify to take part in The Main Event. However, a 26 kmph average speed is required to take part in the Main Event. There are cut-off timings assigned to the race and these will be detailed in the ‘All You Need to Know’ Riders Guide which you will receive the week prior to your race.

Q.7 Are there restrictions on the type of bicycle I can use for the event? Open or Close

Any traditional bicycle, tandem bicycle or recumbent bicycles that are not motorized are permitted in the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge. Disc brakes are permitted, but time trial bars, aero bars and disc wheels are not permitted.

Q.8 Where can I get help with the bike set up after I arrive in Dubai? Open or Close

A Mobile Bike Mechanic Van will be available at the hotel on Friday evening to help you with the bike set up. Any parts you need can be purchased directly. You can also visit a local bike shop for assistance in setting your bike up. If your bike is not set up correctly, you may experience long term discomfort, and even injury. Some bike shops that will be able to assist with this, and the event’s partner stores are as follows:

1. Revolution Cycles Dubai (https://rcdxb.com/)
2. Wolfi’s Bike Shop (https://wolfis.ae/)
3. The Cycle Hub, Motor City (https://www.thecyclehub.com/)
4. Beyond The Bike, Dubai (https://beyondthebike.ae/)

Q.9 Do I need a timing chip in order to participate? Open or Close

All riders must be in possession of a timing chip. The event uses MyLaps Pro Chips to record your timing. If you do not already have one, you can rent one, the rental fee is AED 17,50 per event, payable during online registration. You will receive rental chip in the race pack. For those registering with the VIP Entry, this cost has already been factored in and the timing chip rental is included in your price.

IMPORTANT: Return the rental chip immediately after your race at the information tent to avoid being charged chip purchase price.

Q.10 Do International runners have to take the VIP entry or can they also register directly? Open or Close

<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: "Helvetica Neue"; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400;">The VIP Entry is designed to deliver privileges that will enhance your overall event experience as an international traveller. You are however welcome to also register directly with the event.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: "Helvetica Neue"; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span>

Q.11 I have my own entry, can I book only travel services from Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Yes, Active Holiday Company offers travel logistics to riders who have registered directly as well. Customisation is not possible, however, and arrangements are on as-is basis.

Q.12 I have my own stay, can I book only the VIP entry from Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

The VIP entry and its privileges are available only with the stay package.&nbsp;

Q.13 How are start corrals assigned? Open or Close

The race operates with a roll-out start based on your own seeding and ability to maintain the speed of the group for the full distance (self seeded). If it is your first time cycling the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, you should start in the ‘open seeded’ category. Unless you have successfully completed any of the Build-Up Rides in which case you will know your average speed. The start format is detailed in the ‘All You Need to Know’ riders guide&nbsp;<a href="http://https://cyclechallenge.ae/rideguides/">http://https://cyclechallenge.ae/rideguides/</a> which you will receive the week prior to your race.

Q.14 How do I register for the event if I am booking via a Tour Operator? Open or Close

Active Holiday Company will collect the required information from you and register on your behalf.

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Dates & Prices

Operates From  Operates Till Price per person Single Supplement
23rd Febrauary 2024 26th Febrauary 2024 TBA TBA
  • Prices are per person on twin share basis.
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation is mandatory for all travelers 
  • 5% GST and 5% TCS applicable 

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