Arabian Epic Series XCM 1: Dubai (Hatta)
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21 people have rated this event.
“What an amazing event. Probably one of my thoughest few hours on a bike. But oh the exhilaration. Really amazing all round. And what a lovely friendly bunch of people. Despite my not insignificant injuries, I can’t wait to do it all again. Massive thanks to all involved. ”
“Markings to be closer to each other”
“I must thank the team that organises this event - I have taken in all their events except one and it has always been amazing ”
“Leave more time between groups. XCM 0.25 caught up with other categories after 5km only.
Make XCM 0.25 more 20km than 15km...
Keep up the good work!”
“Great event ,and i will participate in next event ”
“Support stations (drinks) were poor! Too few and water bottles too small. Didn't seems to be any energy bars etc?
Medals are a waste of resources. Go straight in the bin. A t-shirt is more than enough.
“Overall the event was very well run and well support. There were some issues with route marking and there was a lack of water/electrolytes at the finish.”
“Overall Epic Event
Slight issues with Signs & Marker Tape as some of them had been taken away & or destroyed.
Water Stops could be slightly better placed.
Great mix of technical terrain & route had so much variety showing of the HATTA local area.”
“I enjoyed the event a lot it was a great sense of achievement to finish the 0.5 as i've only been riding a bike for 6 weeks. I think the event will only grow stronger in the years to come well done for all who played a part in the organisation of the event. ”
“Excellent timing, we actually started on time. First time for a UAE event which was amazing. If registration could be done in leading up days, would help with travel time. Markings could be clearer in some places. Water spot 1 too late, and 2nd one too near the end. But all in all loved the day! ”
“Everything was amazing.”
“Don't wish to be too picky but:
Lead / Camera car @ start didn't compensate for riders being faster than it over the speed hump after the roundabout, riders compensated but in all honesty the car should have known better.
Could have been more camera / media people in the more remote / extreme sections
First drink stop was too far out, second was too close to the end, consider repositioning or having 3 posts next time
Some segments were not rideable due to condition & group size at start of lap 1”
“Overall we really enjoyed the event and will definitely do another one. The only negative was that the signage was not all that clear and the gps map was also wrong in one instance which we also heard from a lot of the other participants. More signages and clearer markings (usage of XCM logo) would improve the event a lot. Also, the pre- communication pack could have been send a bit earlier. Otherwise really great. ”
“Great race, great organization, great day out!
please provide an option for XL t-shirts - there were a lot of bigger guys and large was too small.
would be great to be able to pick up race packs a day or 2 before the event - would give guys driving in a bit of extra time on race day.”
“1.There should be a cut off time
2.Podium time must be mentioned before event
3.Need more attention on education the Marshals cause I was guided wrong ”
“Enjoyed the event a lot.. I rarely participate in offroad since i prefer road cycling. Arabian Epic changed it. I love the karcher bike wash station, genius idea.. A few points of improvement.. The signages or markers should be flourescent yellow. At bright daylight, some of the signs, arrows are hard to notice. Maybe an mtb rental for participants that do not have mtbs and are just new to the sport. Nothing else other than that since the event was well organized.”
“Great event, compliment for event organisation. ”