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The Official Mass Participation Cycling event of Doha 2016

The Ride of Champions (#ROCQATAR16) gives the chance for every participant to ride the official Road World Championships course finish loop and cross the finish line for their own ‘champion moment’.For the local community, this is the only world championship event to be held in Qatar, where the public can physically participate on the same field of play (course) as the pros on the same day. This is not an event that is spectator only. You can be a part of it. The Race Starts Here for EVERYONE!For GCC and international road cycling enthusiasts, the #ROCQATAR16 is the way to turn a trip to Qatar for UCI RWC Doha 2016 into a truly unique experience. Fans can watch the RWC on TV but the Ride of Champions is something you can’t do on TV, you got to be here to ride.After the event, participants can stay in The Pearl Qatar, to watch the women’s elite event on the big screen in the Fan Zone and then in person as they enter the finishing loop and pass by 7 times before a new world champion is crowned!

To register simply complete the form below

Event Date: 15th October 2016;Event Timing: 7AM-10AM Course: The course is relatively flat course starting at the National Exhibition Centre near Katara and heading to and around The Pearl-Qatar. Once the course enters the pearl it is a looped course. Participants must complete at least one lap to the finish, however are allowed and encourage to challenge themselves to complete as many laps as possible before the 10am finish. Participants will need to have started the last lap by 9:30AM. See course map below.Distance: 15-75+KM (looped course)Start: National Exhibition Centre (near Katara) – with parking available in Katara and behind the start venue (will be sign posted).Finish: The Pearl-Qatar, at the finish line of the UCI 2016 Doha World Cycling Championships Course (Participants will be able to ride back to the start or take shuttles back depending on time and road closure – full details will be sent to registered participants).Cost: Complimentary!Registration Pack Collection: 13-14 October from 5PM-8PM and October 15 from 5AM-6:30AM at the event start location. Participants must bring their bike helmet with them to collect pack.Refreshments: Water and other refreshments will be made available at the start and finish of the event. Participants will be required to have at least one full bike bottle or some form hydration pack/system with them for the event.Finishers Medal and Participant Pack: All participants will receive a finishers pack with commemorative medal and top (sizes are first come first serve).

Traveling to event:

For international participants, please see below and also refer the travel and accommodation page of UCI RWC Doha 2016 www.dohacycling2016.com/travel.

On the event day: We recommend that participants arrive as soon as possible from 5AM to the venue to ensure they have plenty of time to park and register as needed.

To register simply complete the form below. Registrants will receive a confirmation within 2-3 working days.

If you have any questions, please contact: rideofchampions@dohacycling2016.com

Registration is now CLOSED.

Thank you to all who enrolled!

We now have a record number of riders for the Ride of Champions.

Terms and Conditions of Participation

All participants must wear a proper and correctly cycling helmet. Any participant whose helmet is deemed unsafe will not be allowed to collect their registration pack.

  • All participants must provide for their own cycle and equipment; the event will have no spare parts/bikes or equipment
  • Bike must be in fully functional and good working order with brakes, gears, etc.
  • For the event, it is acceptable to ride road bikes (without aero bars), mountain bikes and commuting bikes. Time trial bikes may only be ridden with aerobar extensions removed so that the riding position is on brakes at all times.
  • All participants’ least one bottle cage must be installed on the bike or cyclist carrying a hydration pack.
  • Open toe shoes are NOT allowed
  • Proper cycling attire must be worn
  • The event is open to adults 18 and above
  • All participants will be required to display their bike number on their frame and on their clothing
  • All participants will be required to sign the event waiver at registration pack collection. The waiver can be read here in full detail Download PDF.

International Travel Help

Please note that the following offers and information are available to make it easier to get to Doha (more info http://www.dohacycling2016.com/travel).

Discounted tickets for participants: Tickets can be purchased through a dedicated Closed Users Group (CUG) special link, at www.qatarairways.com/RWC2016. A promotion code will be provided to avail the discount offer. Outbound travel validity will be limited from 05-16 October 2016.

Holiday Packages: Participants can avail of Qatar Airways Holiday Packages through the following link http://www.qatarairwaysholidays.com/uci

Accommodation: Please see http://www.dohacycling2016.com/travel for details of accommodation in Doha.