Aamal Ride

Qatar Cycling Federation Aamal

Routes

Long Distance Loop – 85 KM

Lusail Blvd Venue – 85 KM

Start time: 6:45 am

Type of rider:
Expert and fit cyclists who can maintain at least +25 km/hr. average speed. (Strictly +16 years old; national team cadets are exempt; road bikes only)

Middle Distance Loop – 56 KM

Lusail Blvd Venue – 56 KM

Start time: 7:15 am

Type of rider:
Expert and fit cyclists who can maintain at least +22 km/hr. average speed. (Strictly +16 years old; national team cadets are exempt; preferably road bikes)

Short Distance Loop – 14 KM

Lusail Blvd Venue – 14 KM

Start time: 7:30 am

Type of rider:
Anyone who knows how to ride a bike and has good road awareness. All kind of bikes are allowed except for TT bikes.

Inclusive Ride Distance – 1.6 KM

Lusail Blvd Venue – 1,6 KM

Start time: 7:45 am

Type of rider:
No matter who you are or if you are new to cycling, this ride is open to you! Great for families or anyone who would like to ride for fun.


Ride Details

Venue Facilities:

Parking

Toilets

Common Area

Technical support

Road Safety:

Roads will be controlled and supervised by police cars, lead vehicles, ambulances, LOC vehicles, and media vehicles. Private car companionship is NOT allowed.

Back-up cars and sweepers will be available at the tail end of the group for support when needed.

Medical services and ambulances will be available if required.

Inclusivity:

Our ride is inclusive and those with visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical impairments, learning difficulties are all welcomed.

Start and Finish Protocols:

For the Long and Middle-Distance loops, riders should be ready at the start line at least 15 minutes before the starting gun goes off!

No riders are allowed to pass the lead vehicle at any time, especially on the main road as the pace will be controlled for safety reasons. – Riders are not allowed to ride alone during a safety stop.

At the finish line: sprints are NOT allowed! And once you finish, please make sure you keep going with the traffic flow to avoid any congestion.

Cut off time:

For the Long Distance, minimum required AVG speed is 25km/hr. This ride has a total time of 4:00hrs. After that, any rider that remains on the road will be taken by the support vehicle or be asked to detour (if applicable). Moreover, there will be time check points on the road. In case any rider fails to catch the estimated time of arrival for every check point, the rider will be asked to detour and/or join the sweep vehicle for safety reasons.

For the Middle Distance, minimum required AVG speed is 22km/hr. This ride has a total time of 2:30hrs. After that, any rider that remains on the road will be taken by the support vehicle or be asked to detour (if applicable). Moreover, there will be time check points on the road. In case any rider fails to catch the ETA for every check point, the rider will be asked to detour and/or join the sweep vehicle for safety reasons.

For the Short Distance, no special speed requirements are needed if you know how to ride, you are familiar with road safety, and familiar with riding protocol. You can start with the starting time and ride as long as you want while remaining on track.

Timing:

Although this is not a race, the long and medium loops will be timed for your personal records.

Time will start once you cross the start line and will finish once you cross the finish line.

Aid Stations:

Each rider is responsible for having their own nutrition. However, there will be aid stations throughout the long and medium loop.

Technical support:

Bike mechanics will be available at the start line, finish line, and during the long and medium loops.

Event’s Schedule: (TBC)

Friday, 17 November 2023
05:30 Carpark is open.
06:45 Long loop starts from Lusail Boulevard.
07:15 Medium loop starts from Lusail Boulevard.
07:30 Short loop starts from Lusail Boulevard.
07:45 Inclusive fun loop starts from Lusail Boulevard.
10:00 – 10:30 Finish of all rides

Chaperones for riders with disabilities:

Riders with impairments must be accompanied by an adult and/or a specialist. Both rider and chaperone must be registered for the event.

Family members and friends of riders with impairments must be registered for the event in case they will be taking part in the event.

Participants must attend the pre-ride briefing with their chaperones. A briefing will be provided before the start.

If you have a problem with your bike

If you have a minor mechanical problem or flat tyre or any other mechanical issue which requires you to stop your bike, please safely move to the far-right side of the road and carefully bring yourself to a stop. Then move yourself off the road onto the sidewalk (if there is one) and see if you can rectify the problem.

If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, there will be a roving mechanic that can assist you. Once the problem is fixed, kindly wait for the next coming rider or a group of riders and continue together. (DO NOT RIDE ALONE!)

If you are unable to repair your bike, please stop at the right-hand side of the road, or on the sidewalk, and wait to be collected.

Ensure that your bike is ready!

Please make sure your bike is ready for the ride and that it is in good working condition. Check the brakes and gears are working fine and ensure the tyres are pumped up.

Make sure you know how to repair a flat tyre on your bike and have appropriate tools to do so.

Dress appropriately for the conditions (check the weather the day before).

Keep the route clean

Finally, please leave the start, route, and finish area clean. Please don’t litter!

STAY SAFE. HAVE FUN. ENJOY!