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Dubai saddles up for virtual cycling challenge

The 2.1km Be Fit Be Safe Sprint Challenge starts on Sunday (April 12) and runs through to April 17

Dubai saddles up for virtual cycling challenge

Cyclists need to sync their smartwatches with the Dubai Cycling app and then get on their bikes and go.

Following hot on the heels of the successful Marathon at Home initiative, Dubai Sports Council is keeping the wheels turning with a virtual cycling challenge.

The 2.1km Be Fit Be Safe Sprint Challenge starts on Sunday (April 12) and runs through to April 17.

The challenge is open to people of all ages, ability and nationality, and they can register through the Dubai Cycling app, which is available on both the Android and iPhone platforms, using Google or Facebook accounts.

Cyclists need to sync their smartwatches with the Dubai Cycling app and then get on their bikes and go.

Podium finishers will receive virtual medals.

The ‘Be Fit, Be Safe’ campaign has been launched by Dubai Sports Council to encourage members of the community to continue exercising at home following the precautionary closure of gyms to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Through the campaign, which is being run under the hashtag #DSCchallenge, Dubai Sports Council is urging members of the community to be safe and avoid going out unless absolutely necessary, but, at the same time, continue exercising at home and share their home workout videos online, tagging @DubaiSC.

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