DOHA: Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation is excited to announce the fourth year of the Qatar Cycling League, supported by Royal Air Maroc, Rasen Adventure Shop and Rayyan Natural Water.
The league consists of seven races with the ever-popular finale held on Al Bidda Park’s “Red Road”.
These races bring together expat sporting cyclists and those from the local community, which is growing in numbers.
Different levels of cyclist are catered for: The most demanding is the A Race which represents an invaluable opportunity for the Qatar National team to race against the best expats, in preparation for its international programme.
The B and C races are slower but no less competitive and here the younger Qatari riders develop fitness and learn ‘race craft’.
The growth of cycling gives rise to some new teams this year. Doha Cycling, Qatar Army and Team Al Jassra join the established teams of Rasen Adventure Shop, Qatar Chain Reaction, TriClub Doha and Velostar to name just a few.
A new team competition sponsored by Rasen will create rivalries in the “peloton” - we are about to see racing become much more interesting!
The federation’s mission and goals have now shifted from international events to a more local sports-for-all focus.
Royal Air Maroc has stayed with us by funding our ambitions and being the main sponsor of the Qatar Road Cycling League.
The RAM League has helped to develop interest in cycle racing and is now enjoying healthy numbers of all nationalities, abilities and both genders.