FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR ASTER PHARMACY BIG 5 AHEAD OF KICK OFF TO SPINNEYS DUBAI 92 CYCLE CHALLENGE SEASON
- Riders can sign up for this year’s Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 Competition, with registration closing on Thursday 22nd September
- Entrants who enter before the deadline will be registered for all 5 races, including the main event on 19 February 2023, for just 535 AED
- Aster Pharmacy joins as official title partner to the DUBAI BIG 5 competition
- The new season will see Oakley and Ciovita return as official event partners for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 September 2022: With just 10 days until the kick off to the 2023 Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge season, held in partnership with Dubai 92 and the Dubai Sports Council, cyclists across the United Arab Emirates are gearing up for the return of the local classic.
The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge has quickly become one of the Middle East’s premium sporting events. Now in its 13th edition, the event remains a guaranteed crowd-pleaser among the cycling community and offers a variety of rides for cyclists of all abilities, with the deadline for registration to the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 competition fast approaching.
Aster Pharmacy, a household name among UAE residents as the region’s leading health and wellness retail chain, has been newly announced as the official title partner of the 2022-2023 DUBAI BIG 5 competition. “We are delighted to join as the official partner to this year’s DUBAI BIG 5 competition, and it’s a privilege to become a supporter of one of the UAE’s fastest growing communities,” said N. S. Balasubramanian, CEO of Aster Pharmacy. “The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge has long been one of the established fixtures of the region’s annual fitness calendar, and we look forward to seeing cyclists competing in the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 competition over the coming months.”
The Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 competition gives participants the opportunity to compete in all five races: the four Build-Up Rides and the main event. Participating riders will stand the chance to earn the coveted yellow jersey – produced by the event’s official cycling apparel partner, Ciovita – which will be awarded to the leading male and female cyclists prior to each race.
The Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 competition boasts a range of other benefits, including exclusive prizes, finisher medal and bespoke race packs, a leader board ranking and priority parking. Oakley, who has once again signed as the official eyewear partner of the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, will also be giving away 350 cycling caps to riders who have entered the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5.
To avoid missing out on this year’s Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 competition, participants are encouraged to register before Thursday, September 22. The first race, Build-Up Ride 1, will take place shortly thereafter on Sunday, 25 September. To secure a place and find out more about the event, visit http://www.cyclechallenge.ae/.
Stewart Howison, Race Director for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, said: “The event is truly a key pillar of the Dubai cycling calendar, and we’re so excited to see this year’s season kick off in just a few weeks’ time. There are several exclusive perks to be enjoyed by signing up early, and we encourage all cycling enthusiasts to enter now to avoid disappointment.”
Last season’s record-breaking Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge was the biggest yet, with over 2,000 cyclists registering for the event. The 2021 DUBAI BIG 5 competition was a remarkable series with several leadership changes throughout, before Gregory Simpson and Babita Khatri took home first place as male and female champions.
The main race elite category saw Simon Henley, from Great Britain, and Egyptian female athlete, Ebtissam Zayed, cross the finish line in first place. Twenty-two-year-old Lian Aucamp, and 19-year-old Aurora Mantovani were the fastest in the male and female Under 23 Elite categories.
For more information on how to register for the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 competition, Build-Up Rides and the main event in February 2023, please visit www.cyclechallenge.ae.
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