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Event Rating Town Square Dubai Cycling Challenge
Feb 16
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Average Rating: 5.9
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7.7
I would take part again
9.3 Amazing Ahmed Al Kamda · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great effort for first event, and good control from marshals to not allow others to join another cat, only the cones should go away for next time, must of been because of organization restrictions. Water stations not needed for this distance if you got your 2 water bottles on ur bike as the weather was nice.”

6.4 A nice first race for my friends and I Nicola Dolan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“I didnt receive a race t shirt and the food was almost finished by the time i finished at 9am ish. There was confusion as to which lane to take to be safe and the water stations didnt work very well. All the marshalls were super friendly but i just think there needed to be a few more for safety. I liked the course and it had a nice feel. ”

6.8 Was ok for a 60km spin · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Start line - hard to distinguish who was riding in what category. There were females riding in social. Marshalling - more marshals needed or signage out on the course Water stations - bottle lids off please! Cones and traffic - cones were messy and dangerous in places. Make the side of the road/cones that you want the riders on consistent. We were asked to move from one side to the other. Coming back into Town Square - Federation guy there to assist which helped. No females in video!!!”

6.1 Dangerous · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Dont put giant cones in the middle of the road as it makes amateurs race dangerously. There could have been multiple crashes. Definitely wont be doing the race again unless it's 2 lanes”

6.1 It should be two lane open call me is dangerous · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe
5.7 Cones cause extreme danger!! Gerry Van Den Eynde · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“You can't put cones in the middle of a road to hold cyclists in one lane, this just does not work and will never work. The road is never big enough for those who are in a race,Riders start moving left and ride of the cones which changes the purpose of the cones from road barriers into extremely dangerous obstacles which can also cause people that stay inside the lane to crash(if cones falls onto people in the lane..)!I was personally more focussed on the cones and other riders then on the race”

7.0 Road cones all 60km, brilliant. Pieter Pretorius · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Start should have had clear categories marked out. Got disqualified for starting in wrong group.”

10.0 Great Event John Stead · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Road closure well arranged and organised efficiently with safety of riders considered comprehensively.”

4.5 Can be more developed · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Na”

7.5 Fun day out Matt Hill · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“No T-shirt! Why not? It was advertised. Better signs/instructions needed. Cars were driving on both sides of the cones. Other than that, it was a fun, well organized event.”

9.3 Great shirt and fast race Craig Deaves · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Best post race food selection I’ve ever seen!!”

5.2 Marshalling and signage weak Oscar Guevara · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“I was in very dangerous condition due to the weak marshalling conditions. This events need to be clasified by age.”

6.1 Cones made it dangerous · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“The cones on the side of the road to keep the riders in one lane were exceedingly dangerous and made for an unpleasant race. In fact, we witnessed a rider hit one of the cones head on in a tight bunch of cyclists. Unacceptable... ”

7.3 Disappointed Edward Bridle · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Our entire group which consisted of 18 cyclists were disqualified for no apparent reason. I believe it may have been because we started in the incorrect category and/ or we finished more than 50 minutes after race winner? Not sure how any of this is relevant as we entered this race as a group of friends for fun. The race pack itself was non-existent except for a timing chip. There was no T-shirt which was suppose to be included? The light snacks were insufficient.”

Comment from Premier Online - 17.02.2018
“Disqualifications are recorded by the timekeepers but can only be given by the organizers/referees. Click on 'DQF' next to your name to see the reason given by the organizer. It may be considered a bit harsh to rate down a service which operates correctly (you do admit to knowing you started in an incorrect start group). ”

6.6 Horrible marshals on motor bikes · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 17.02.2018

“I was prevented to join a pellet on by a marshal ona motorcycle horning and attacking. This is very dangerous to do harassing a bike... the guy keeps on shouting that this is a private peloton. Like private in a race??? The guy was more towards the chubby side with dark skin on a golden orange barely. Disgrace...”

10.0 Closest chance for ametuers to race on a pro level Irfaan Kasimali · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 Wonderfully event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“From Sulaiman and Al Wathba CT, Thank to the Organizing Committee, judges and all employees for amazing race, we had fabulous time. Well done. Regards Al Wathba TC ”

9.5 ditect · Participation 6+ times I would take part again Maybe
10.0 Rachid · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
9.1 Fantastic Conrad Vermeulen · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
Edited on 18.02.2018

“I was impressed with ... 1 water Stations Show! all the girls were friendly and professional, thank you. 2. Traffic management was fantastic. 3. Facilities at the venue was adequate. 4. Race distance perfect for all abilities. 5. I was impressed with the fact that the race started on time. Thank you great work!”

9.3 Best organised event I have raced · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“My only concern was at the bottom of the stick roundabout there was no marshals or cones. Everything else about the race was very well organised. Well done!! ”