THE SPINNEYS DUBAI 92 CYCLE CHALLENGE IS RETURNING TO DUBAI INTERNATIONAL STADIUM IN 2023

THE SPINNEYS DUBAI 92 CYCLE CHALLENGE IS RETURNING TO DUBAI INTERNATIONAL STADIUM IN 2023

  • The venue for Spinney’s Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge (SD92CC) on 19 February 2023 is Dubai International Stadium
  • The Main 92Km race is a UCI Gran Fondo World Series 2023 qualifying event
  • American Express Middle East is partnering up withSpinney’s Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge (SD92CC) as the Official Payment Partner
  • The next 85KmBuild-Up Ride 4 for the main race fast approaching, will be held on 22 January 2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2nd January 2023: The Spinney’s Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, continues to shatter records and bring in amateur and professional cyclists from around the world.The Outride edition of the 32 Km race is set to return for 2023, a shorter course ride allowing families and new cyclists to join in the fun alongside the main race on 19thFebruary 2023. 

As one of the region’s premium sporting events and UCI Gran Fondo World Series 2023 qualifier, the Spinney’s Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is joined by American Express Middle East (AEME) as the Official Payment Partner of the event.

The Main event and Outride races will be held at the iconic Dubai InternationalStadium. Participants and attendees can expect an exciting post-event race village brimming with fun activities and hospitality experiences, suitable for the entire family.

Stewart Howison, Race Director for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, said: “We are delighted to have American Express Middle East as our Official Payment Partner and excitedtobe back atDubai International Stadium. We cannot wait to welcome all the fans, family, and friends to this spectacular event. We also encourage the non-cycling enthusiasts to visit as the post-event race village, which will be offering exciting activities for guests to participate in.”

Saud Swar, Chief Business Officer of American Express Middle East, said: “We recognize the incredible effort by the organizers and the Dubai Sports Council in their journey to becoming one of the region’s most anticipated cycling events. We are pleased to strengthen our support to Spinney’s Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge over the years by becoming this season’s Official Payment Partner. This partnership is in line with our Sustainability commitment to foster well-being in the communities we operate.”

As the Aster Pharmacy BIG 5 competition passed its halfway point with Build-Up Ride 3,Borja Sanz,and Michelle Lindqvist emerged as the owners of the coveted yellow jerseys following their strong start to the season. In the newly introduced Vet’s category for this season, Si Cox and Claire Martin will wear the blue leaders’ jerseys going into the final Build-Up Ride of the season, taking placeon 22nd January 2023.

The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge have not forgotten about the younger crowd, as young cycling enthusiasts can look forward to the Junior Rides launching early in January 2023. These rides are untimed and are solely designed for the enjoyment of children between the ages of 2-12. The Junior Rides are set to take place at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday 18thFebruary 2023, one day before the main event.

Cyclists from around the world will visit Dubai to participate in the main event on Sunday 19th February 2023. The 92km race will draw in competitive cyclists as they look to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. With flatter terrain and acooler climate, Dubai’s track provides a unique opportunity for riders to perform well and make the top 20%. Once again, a qualifying race for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships 2023, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge continues to leverage its appeal and leave a mark on the global sporting stage.

Riders looking for the perfect fit for the main event can purchase the official Spinney’s Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge apparel. From the balanced sport fit cut event jersey by Ciovita and breathable UV Sun Sleeves to limited-edition Versus cycling socks with moisture-wicking technology, the 2023 merchandise was created for cyclists, by cyclists and is available to pre order at www.cyclechallenge.ae

Held in partnership with Dubai Sports Council, Spinneys and Dubai 92, the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge is one of the Middle East’s premium sporting races, regularly attracting thousands of riders from all over the world.

For registration and further information, please visit www.cyclechallenge.ae

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About American Express Middle East

American Express began operations in the MENA region in 1959 and set up its first office in Bahrain in 1977. In 1992, AEME was established in Bahrain as a joint venture company owned by American Express and Mawarid Investment Limited. Today, American Express Middle East employs a very diverse workforce of more than 500 employees, covering its consumer card, corporate payments and merchant businesses across the Middle East and North Africa region.

AMEX Middle East is a payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business across the Middle East and North Africa.

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