This edition takes you east from the coastal Sharjah lagoons, through the stunning Hajar Mountains across to the east coast – the route stretches 220km with approx 1700m of elevation along smooth tarmac roads, winding through dunes, over mountain climbs and along the beautiful east coast to the finish line in Fujairah for the BBQ celebration Le Meridien Al Aqah. There is no Abridged ride for this event.

Your entry price includes a fully supported ride, event bag, bandana, finisher’s medal, and a celebration buffet with soft drinks on the private lawns of the hotel. Alcoholic drinks are available but must be purchased separately and are not included in your entry fee. Should you wish to have friends or family join us at the BBQ (Don’t leave it too late, these sell out quickly!), please purchase additional BBQ Buffet tickets in the ‘Store’ on the registration site. To reiterate – as part of the entry fee, YOUR BBQ ticket is INCLUDED. If your family or friends want to join you, they must purchase ADDITIONAL tickets from the STORE. You also have the option to purchase a return bus trip with your bike, back to Sharjah. You will find this option upon registration at an extra cost in the STORE.

1. THE C2C RIDE ONLY: Your entry fee includes a fully supported ride, a 5-star BBQ, Bandana and Medal.
2. THE C2C RIDE WITH RETURN TRANSPORT: You can also buy the ride with all the above including a return bus and transport for your bike.
3. FRIENDS & FAMILY: Additional BBQ tickets for friends and family can be purchased only up to the registration closing date. These tickets are NOT available on the day. Buy additional tickets along with your ride option from the registration site STORE.
** All participants/guests eligible for BBQ will be issued a wristband on entering the BBQ garden. BBQ access is not permitted without your wristband.
This ride will undoubtedly be a challenge and a wonderful day out on the roads of the UAE. Please note that you will need a certain level of fitness to take part due to the distance and the amount of climbing and bike handling skills for the steep descents.
Please ensure you have trained adequately so that you are able to participate safely and within your limits. There will be a number of rides, organised locally, which you will be expected to join (international participants must state rides they have completed recently in preparation), in order to prepare you for the long distance and of course the climbs.
As it is a real privilege to be able to use these roads, we ask all cyclists to adhere to traffic rules and to respect other road users. It is also important to emphasise again that this ride is a cycle challenge and not a race. By participating, you agree to ride within the parameters defined by the organisers and under the guidance of the ride captain assigned to your group.
To maintain the maximum level of safety, riders will be organised into small pods at the start line, each with their own support vehicles. You are kindly requested to stay with this rider pod and remain together for the duration of the ride.

Speed Pods

What are they and how do they work?

A ‘pod’ is a pre-determined group of riders with a designated speed.

The pods will be organised based on the km speed you have estimated you will average and have submitted on your registration, so please be honest.

Each rider pod (max 45 riders) will start out approx 2 mins apart following the route out from the Mamzar lagoons of Sharjah city. You will be escorted by official police vehicles out of the city and with safety vehicles for the duration of the ride. If you split from the group you set off with, please do not expect vehicles to escort you personally. Support vehicles will stay with the larger groups of riders for the duration of the ride. Police vehicles will escort us out of the city and on most busy intersections, they WILL NOT be in service for the entire route. If you are unable to ride at the speed you have signed up for you will drop to the pod behind you. If you fail to keep up with the slowest pod, you will be asked to take the bus and time dependent, permitted to continue according to cut-off times.

If you wish to ride with ‘team mates’ then you MUST ALL enter the same TEAM NAME upon entry. Not personal names, or “I’d like to ride with X” etc. Create a team name, all riders use this team name and enter the SAME average speed. If any rider in the same team has a different average speed, you will ALL be grouped within the lower average speed that rider has stated.