Madinat Zayed and Ruwais Higher Colleges of Technology are pleased to announce that the third WRDC Tour De Al Gharbia Cycle Race will take place on 16th February 2012.
This year it is planned for the race to run inland, on the quiet road that leaves the shimmering coastal salt flats of Tarif and travels across gentle white sand dunes as they blend into the beautiful orange desert scenery that surrounds Madinat Zayed City, where after about 50 km, the race will end.
The race is sponsored by the Western Region Development Council (WRDC). The other partners include Mirfa Hotel and Abu Dhabi Police, along with support from Arab Cyclist, the Western Region Municipality and the Tilal Liwa Hotel.
Entering the race is free and open to all cyclists, individuals or teams, but in order to participate you do need to register. This is easily done on the website: http://mzc.hct.ac.ae/tdag where you can also find a map.
Individual cyclists and cycling teams come from all over the UAE to join HCT students from all seven Emirates and school students from across Al Gharbia, who cycle a shorter distance. Abu Dhabi Police and the Western Region Municipality will ensure there is water and help stations all along the route.
After the race, there will be a Victory Ride to an awards ceremony and a well-earned lunch, where participants can enjoy the company of other cycling enthusiasts.
Every rider receives a medal for taking part and there will be prizes for the first three individuals and the first three teams.
Originally, the WRDC Tour De Al Gharbia went from Liwa, on the edge of the magnificent Rub Al Khali desert, up to Madinat Zayed City. Last year it ran from Madinat Zayed along the brand new road to Ghayathi.
Cycling is a clean and healthy way to travel and the Western Region Colleges hope to communicate the message that cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle benefits everyone.
So, time to start preparing, there is no excuse now not to join the WRDC Tour de Al Gharbia 2012.
Please visit the website for further details http://mzc.hct.ac.ae/tdag
Contact details for the race are as follows:
Isaac Cherian 050 611 6356 – All Enquiries
Mohamed Hassan 050 262 1661 – for Location and Event details
Samiha Hassan 050 781 9281 – Schools Students Registration
Rosie Tennent 050 616 5844 – English Media and Public Relations
Taher Wahdan 050 621 9420 – Arabic Media and Public Relations