Sunday, 24 Jan 2021
As many as 150 cyclists including a visually impaired person participated in an event on July 28 in the wilayat of Mudhaibi to show their love for the country on the occasion of Renaissance Day.

150 participate in cycling occasion to mark Renaissance Day in Mudhaibi

The occasion began from the entrance of the wilayat at 6am and cyclists crossed the nearby villages, touristic and conventional landmarks to finish their journey at Al Zaheb village.

Organised by the Adventure Challenge Team, the occasion in its third edition was supported by a quantity of private and government entities.

“We rode 100km. The event was supported by the sports department in Mudhaibi and a number of sponsors from the government, private as well as civil bodies,” mentioned Mundhir al Jabri, member of the organising committee.

The occasion also saw the participation of a visually impaired particular person (proper)

He also added how the occasion is gaining momentum with each and every passing year. “There was also a short cycling race for around 20km to add to the excitement. I would like to thank the ROP for giving us full support and helping manage the event as participants increase every year.”

Ahmed Mohammed Suedan who participated for the third year in a row, explained how the occasion is also a fantastic way to spread awareness on sports and physical activities.
“I was happy to take part in the event because I love my country. The event is popular among both the young and old and helps spread knowledge on these kind of sports. Above all, I took part because it coincides with Oman’s Renaissance Day celebrations which is a very important day for me. Oman has undergone development on a large scale in a short period of time. This event was a way of showing our gratitude to our country and our ruler,” Suedan mentioned.

The occasion also hopes to market tourism and calls upon conserving cultural and conventional landmarks in the nation.

The initial edition in 2016 was organised in the wilayat of Dima Wa’al Taien. Cyclists rode by means of the mountains till Al Mudhireb in the wilayat of Al Qabel. The second edition was in 2017, in which cyclists began from Wadi Bani Khalid and rode by means of Bidiyah, Al Qabel and Ibra and ended their ride in Samad Ashan in Mudhaibi.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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