Amateur racing cyclists gear up for the Muscat Century Ride

Energy Wednesday 24/January/2018 15:54 PM
By: Times News Service
Amateur racing cyclists gear up for the Muscat Century Ride

Muscat: One hundred and twenty five (125) cyclists are all set to take part in the The Muscat Century Ride that will take place on Friday, January 26.
The cyclists will gather before sunrise to take on a picturesque but rather demanding 100 mile (164 kilometre) course in and around Muscat.
The route will take seasoned and new riders through Yiti, Bandar Khiran, Mutrah Corniche, and Seeb on the way to the finish in Al Khuwair. Along the way they will face demanding hill climbs, notably a severe climb up Hamrya Hill as well as two large hills on Al Jissah towards Qantab.
The Muscat Century Ride is part of the Tanfeedh programme and is organised by the Oman Cycling Association with logistical and operational management support by Oman Sail.
The ride will start at 5.15 am, with the course initially taking the riders towards Yiti in the east, with the first challenging hill climb coming at the 10 mile (16 kilometre) mark with Hamrya Hill. Most part of the route is on open public roads and riders have been warned that they could face traffic around the Mutrah and Seeb fish markets.
Salma Al Hashmi, Chief Marketing Officer at Oman Sail said, “Road race cycling is an increasingly popular activity and we are delighted to be involved with the Muscat Century Ride."
She added, “Oman and the Muscat area offer a fantastic road cycling environment, while the route will provide a challenge to all those taking part.”