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Over 500 Cyclists Took to the Streets in Ajman (5 April 2019)

Organised by the Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) and held under the patronage of Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of ATDD, the fourth annual cycling event of the emirate was an outstanding success with over 500 cyclists taking part.

Starting and finishing on Al Zorah, Marina 1 cyclists took on either 115km route or took part in the 58km race.  Cyclists were cheered on by friends, family and Ajman residents as they sped off heading to Al Tallah Camel Racecourse and made their way through the centre of Ajman. With over AED30,000 in cash to be won the competition was fierce.

Gusev Vladimir from won the male 19-49 category in the open 115km Race and Samah Khaled won the female 19-49 category. The junior title was awarded to Alexander Sherwin. Malcom Smith won the senior male category and Dee Boys won the senior female category. All winners took home a staggering AED3,000 each in prize money and further prizes were awarded for second and third place in the same categories.

HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, ATDD Director General, said: “This morning’s event was another great success, now in its fourth year, Ride Ajman is a key event in the ATDD calendar and we’re delighted to showcase beautiful Ajman to so many cyclists and visitors from across the UAE.  We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back again next year.”

Francis Desjardins, General Manager of Fairmont Ajman, said:  "We are very pleased to see Ajman vibrant with energy this morning with the participation of many athletes and cyclists. We will continue our journey to promote the emirate as a sports and fitness destination and will always be at the forefront of these significant initiatives."

The last race of the season was followed by an awards ceremony and celebratory breakfast where cash prizes of over AED30,000 was awarded and Fairmont Ajman hosted a celebratory BBQ at Driftwood Beach Bar.

Many cyclists and supporters made use of weekend room rates provided Ride Ajman’s hotel partner, Fairmont Ajman. Other sponsors included: Bike Partner Revolution Cycles Dubai, Automotive Partner, Renault,  Race Pavilion Partner, Biel Group, Water Partner, MonViso Water, Sports Drinks Partner, Pocari Sweat, Protein Drink Partner, Arla Protein, Medical Partners, Thumbay Hospital & Amina Hospital and Event Manager, Promoseven Sports Marketing.

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