The Coast To Coast chal­lenge

One of the UAE’s tough­est cy­cle events re­turns

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What’s the far­thest you’ve ever trav­elled on a bike? 50km? 100km? If that’s not far enough for you, then you’ll want to sign up for one of the UAE’s tough­est events – the Ur­ban-Ultra Coast To Coast Cy­cling Chal­lenge, a 206km ride from Shar­jah to Fu­jairah.

Tak­ing place on Novem­ber 17, the Coast To Coast crosses the coun­try via the E102, and heads for the hills of Hatta be­fore fin­ish­ing with a 60km seg­ment along the Eastern coast­line to­wards Fu­jairah. In­cluded in the Dhs550 en­try fee are sup­port cars and feed sta­tions along the route, a bar­be­cue at the fin­ish line to help you re­fuel, and a spe­cially branded cy­cling jersey to show off your achieve­ment.

The Coast To Coast was started back in 2005 by Wolf­gang Hohmann, owner of Wolfi’s bike shop in Dubai. “For most riders that dis­tance is quite a chal­lenge, and cross­ing from one ocean to the other side makes it spe­cial,” says Hohmann, who’s rid­den the route more than 20 times. “Make sure you train for it. Get a good sleep the night be­fore. Get enough food, and start eat­ing and drink­ing early, be­fore and dur­ing the ride. Be as self-suf­fi­cient as pos­si­ble. Get your nu­tri­tion sorted.” Novem­ber 17

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