Second Ride for Zayed cycling in Abu Dhabi

Cyclists will have to complete 101 kilometres or any distance they choose.

Over 200 participants from 30 countries took part in the second ‘Ride for Zayed’ cycling event on Hudayriat Island in Abu Dhabi on Friday, in honour of the UAE’s late Founding Father Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Most took part in the 5-km and 10-km rides but seven of the participants completed 101-km, completing one kilometre for every year since the birth of the late Shaikh Zayed. The event was organised by New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).

Salma Al Busaidi, NYUAD’s women’s intercollegiate athletics and sports communications coordinator, said, “We are proud to organise Ride for Zayed for the second year, promoting an active lifestyle while commemorating the founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

According to the organisers, the event is open to all the members of the UAE community, and there are a limited number of complimentary bicycles and helmets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants have been encouraged to bring along a refillable water bottle and their cycles, if possible.

The event is part of NYUAD’s commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle. The first Ride for Zayed event was held in 2018, with cyclists riding 100km to celebrate the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, said Wam.

NYUAD now organises the event annually, commemorating the legacy of the founding father of the UAE.


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