Al Ain to Jebel Hafeet Community Cycle Race 2

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Average Rating: 8.6
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7.0 Great event overall, safe and well conducted. Maurice Hogan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I appreciate greatly the organization and work which goes into running this event. Thanks to everyone involved. My suggestion for improvement would be: 1. Clarify what people are registering for- intermediate, open, elite categories are not intuitive to everyone! 2. Please have a category where non elite/racing cyclists can get a chance to climb the mountain without first doing 50km. This event is a great chance to cycle the mountain safely and to get a lift back down! Let non racers go! ”

8.2 Excellent challenge · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organised by Steve and GMS as usual. Excellent challenging course. Looking forward to next year”

8.2 Windy, hilly and good Chris Howden · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event was well organized apart from the cycle delivery back down to the start line which took a very long time. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 04.04.2016
“apologies for that Chris”

5.2 Shame about the split start times for men and wome · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Few females taking part and yet we had to start after the open men making it very hard to ride with a group. In windy conditions this put us at adisadvantage and as a newcomer to cycle racing it was disheartening watching several large groups of men having an easier time of it! There was no water on the mountain once I got there although a support car drove down after quite some time to offer some. Given the same starting format I would think twice before entering again”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 04.04.2016
“Thanks for your feedback. We can't seem to win with respect, after feed back from previous ride in Al Ain we moved to break out the males and females. Not sure what we can do here. We advised the starting order, we advised cyclists to carry water. All support cars carried water and they were placed behind each group. This was a safe event and we are sorry you felt disadvantaged ”

8.9 Very well organized missing certificate,picture Ghislain Deneuville · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

Comment from the Event Organizer - 04.04.2016
“If you go to premier timing and click on your result their is a link to your downloadable certificate. We have uploaded all photos today ”

8.0 Enjoyable and Challenging Event Donald Cash · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Given this was my first event, I found the event to be well organized and would like to thank the organizers. The route was challenging especially with the 30+ KM/Hr winds; but I managed to complete the 50Km challenge. Regarding the route, the marshallers could have been more directive with the direction to travel since on 2 occasions I made extra kms on erroneous escursions not knowing exactly the direction. Lesson learned. I was very pleased with the overall experience!! ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 04.04.2016
“Thanks Donald, glad you enjoyed the ride. Lesson learnt is to make sure you read the pre event guide and familiarise yourself with the course map prior to riding - cheers ”

7.5 Good Rex Virtucio · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The event is fun and I would like to join again and to some other places.”

8.4 Overall very well organized...fun and safe. John Jennette · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Overall, the event was well organized; however, access to the toilets pre-race was a problem. The line was too long inside. There are some toilets by the kids pool, but they were locked. Finally just gave up because the race was starting.”

8.4 Great event excellent organisation Ancilla Willson · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I really love the fact that it was affordable for most people and yet extremely well organised and run. The finisher medals are a clever design. However there was a mix up with the timing for 2 people retiring from the race and my friend and I missing out on being on the podium and receiving our placing medals. I hope that we may still be able to get these please if possible!? The Al Ain Police were superb! It was fantastic to feel safe on the road! A big thank you to everyone.”

7.3 Great and safe event Bogdan Togoe · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“After waiting 20 minutes in line to use the bathroom I had to give up cause the race was starting! Other than that amazing event! I feltt safe on public roads”

9.1 Very good Mohammed Ahmed · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Very good organisation and thanks to the local police/ volunteers for all the good work! ”

9.1 Well organised, great marshalling support! Nick Weber · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.2 Great organisation, will do it again Johannes Holtzhausen · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event, great organisation. However, waited really long for the last bikes to come down the mountain.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 03.04.2016
“Sorry about the delay Johannes about the delay. We attempted to get them down as fast as practical and didn't expect to find a fe bikes stranded. Better safe than sorry on getting everyone down safely. Will review options for race 3 ”

9.1 Fantastic event! Sébastien Pierrel · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“It was a fantastic event, more than just a race! Very friendly crowd, welcoming pre-race bbq, on the dot organisation, great place for post race breakfast and access to the water park. The course was well marked, volunteers did a great job. For sure I'll come again!”

8.6 Great event Matthew Anthony · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well organized, great to see the police keep the roads clear and felt very safe at all times. Very enjoyable race!”

9.1 Fantastic! Darren Male · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 03.04.2016

“Great value, well organised and excellently planned and executed. Well done to all concerned and massive thanks to all the authorities and volunteers for their support and help.”

9.1 Thank you to Steve and his crew for an great event Kevin Bradford · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 A grand day out. Many TKS to the volunteers Christopher Collier · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Fabulous & Iconic, finishing in the clouds!!!. Well marshalled; TKS Police & Sports Council for a closed-road event. Water station, early on climb well placed (riders are going a bit slower here, so tis easier to grab a bottle). Can age category winners get a mention, but we don’t need a trophy :-)! Add a short distance race to encourage family (Father & daughter / Mother & son team) participation, particularly as the post-race Prize Giving could become a Wadi Adventure fixture? ”

9.1 Couldn't have been better · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great organisation. Marshals and road closures fantastic the Al Ain Police did another brilliant job. Love the hill climb although I wish the flat section was shorter like the last race. Finishing in Wadi Adventure and having access to the park (we stayed all day!) was the icing on the cake. Couldn't get any better. ”

8.4 Excellent Paul Cheetham · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Great value, well organized and excellently executed event. Well done to Gulf Multisport.”

9.1 Royalty Jorco George · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The best organizing race ever. We got royalty for only dhs50...”

9.1 Excellent event and well organised · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Thank you to all of the organisers for their hard work, support of AD Sports Council and local Police who did a great job ensuring the roads were traffic free through out the event. ;0) ”

8.9 Great even Jeanyves Dimanche · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.9 اول تجربه لي .وكان الحدث ممتاز .وانا سعيد للمشاركة · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“اشكر كل من شارك في هذا السباق ...والمنظمين ... ممكن اظافة اشارات ضوئيه لمعرفت المسار لاني اخطأت اليوم في الطريق بدل عن الذهاب الى اليسار كملت سيده ”

9.1 Great, really enjoyed it · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event. Poor breakfast at Wadi Adventure. They ran out of almost everything part way through, even coffee and forks! and struggled to get it topped up. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 01.04.2016
“Thanks for the feedback, we did encourage people to pre purchase that would have alleviated this situation. None the less what a great backdrop and great venue to recover at post the ride. ”

9.1 Absolutely Fantastic :-) William G Forsythe · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event .. Crap weather - next time if you can manage it .. try to cancel the wind please :-) However as always wind makes it interesting... On a serious note.. Can you consider perhaps age categories??? As 18 - 70 year old categories leaves things a bit one sided don't you think???? Some of us do our best but against someone 20 years younger its difficult .... Thank you once again to everyone involved .. Really great ..enjoyed every second of it !!!! ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 01.04.2016
“Thanks William for the feedback on the age group stuff. Will revisit and see what we can do post the summer break. Glad you enjoyed the race ”

8.6 Wonderful event in fantastic surroundings. Dean Mason · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Great event, great setting. Peter Mueller · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Full praise to everyone involved; organisers, police, volunteers, Wadi Adventure staff. Very slickly done!”

8.9 Awesome! Jonathan Harris · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Please do more like this! I really like the mountain top finish!!”

9.1 Most excellent James Coe · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Fantastic route, directions and support staff. Brilliant guys !”

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