Friday’s occasion will see 125 racing cyclists collect prior to sunrise to take on a picturesque but demanding 100-mile (164km) course about Muscat and the surrounding location.
The route will take seasoned and new riders alike via Yiti, Bandar al Khairan, Muttrah Corniche, Muscat and Seeb on the way to the finish in Al Khuwayr. Along the way they will face demanding hill climbs, notably a serious 800m climb up Hamriya hill as effectively as two huge hills on Barr al Jissah towards Qantab.
The Muscat Century Ride, component of the Tanfeedh programme, is organised by the Oman Cycling Association with logistical and operational management help by Oman Sail. The Muscat Century Ride will commence at five.15am, with the course initially taking the riders towards Yiti in the east and the initial difficult hill climb coming at the ten-mile mark with Hamriya Hill. Almost all of the route is on open public roads and riders have been warned they could face visitors about the Muttrah and Seeb fish markets.
“Road race cycling is an increasingly popular activity and we are delighted to be involved with the Muscat Century Ride,” mentioned Salma al Hashmi, chief marketing and advertising officer at Oman Sail. She added, “Oman and the Muscat area offer a fantastic road cycling environment, while the route will provide a challenge to all those taking part.”
Following the early morning commence, riders are anticipated to return to the finish location in the Ministry of Tourism automobile park in between 9.45am and 1.30pm. Registration for the Muscat Century Ride requires spot on Thursday evening at the Park Inn.
Information Source: Muscat Daily