Following the success of the “Ride of Champions” campaign and mass participation event, hosted during the UCI Road World Championships in October 2016, Qatar Cycling Center / Qatar Cyclists have taken the significant step, with the support of Qatar’s cycling and sporting communities, to host and grow the event on an annual basis and build a sporting and health and fitness legacy in the community.
Qatar Cycling Center
About Cycling in Qatar
Qatar has gained recognition over recent years as a location for international cycling events. World Class events such as the UCI recognized Tour of Qatar and Tour of Al Zubarah were hosted in the country from 2002 to 2016, attracting some of the superstars of road cycling.
The State of Qatar hosted the 89th edition of the Road World Championships organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale. Doha welcomed around 1000 athletes from 75 countries and more than 5700 participants from national federations, delegations, technicians and journalists. Qatar was the first country in the Middle East and the Arab World and the second in Asia after Japan to host the event.
During the World Championships, Qatar Cyclists organized the biggest mass participation cycling event to date in Qatar with over 900 cyclists (including around 150 cyclists arriving from abroad) taking on the lap of the Road World Championships.
We believe it is a great time to seize the momentum and spin the wheels even faster to grow the beautiful sport of cycling to greater heights.
Cycling in Qatar has taken off in the past few years due to more and more people engaging in an active lifestyle. It is a low impact sport and can be done individually but also as a group. It is a great family activity, which can be enjoyed in a safe and friendly environment, on road or off road.