Here’s everything you need to know to either avoid the closures or spectate…

It’s the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge this Friday – in its seventh year, the amateur event will attract around 2,500 cyclists, all of which will set off from Dubai Autodrome.

For youngsters there will also be a 15km and 30km junior ride (for those aged seven to 11 and 12 to 16, respectively) on Thursday.

All of these cyclists on Dubai roads mean one thing for sure – road closures. Here’s what you need to know:

There are two races, one shorter and one longer, both starting at 6am, this means some roads will be closed until 10am.

The road closures will particularly affect those who want to go out to Al Qudra on Friday morning, or those who live in Al Mira, along Hessa St or in JLT. 

Basically, if you live out that way, maybe have a chilled breakfast at home and stay in until 10am.

The full list of road closures:

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Well, we say stay in, but definitely head out if you want to spectate.

The best places to watch the race would be at the four-way crossing in Sports City, as the cyclists will traverse that four times.

They will also come past Arabian Ranches twice, and will ride along Al Worood bridge near Jumeirah Islands twice.  

Keep an eye out for the riders traversing the course for Finding Your Feet, an organisation set up by a Scottish woman who lost her hands and feet to septicemia.

Finding Your Feet provides support for people who have been affected by the amputation of a limb, and 12 amputees from the charity will be riding the Dubai 92 on Friday. These tough riders will be supported by local cyclists who will be piloting tandems with them. What absolute legends.

Here’s a snap of them en route to Dubai – good luck team:


The Finding Your Feet cyclists will be in white shirts with yellow and red shoulders. They’ve partnered up with the Al Jalila Foundation for their ride here – find out more about them here.

For further updates and info about the race head to the challenge’s official Facebook page.

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