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Event Rating UAE Road Cycling Championship - Stage 1
Oct 12
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Average Rating: 7.5
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7.5
I would take part again
7.5 Good event but expensive Simon Carter · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Great course, closed roads and good organisation. Very expensive given that there is almost nothing included other than the race - no goody bag, very limited nutrition/breakfast, not even a finishers medal. ”

7.8 Good event with good organization and nice route Dmitry Menshenin · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes

“Please draw attention on a logistics and venue part, where the start/finish is located. On the Stage 1 the toilet was not working and it was absolutely awful. People created an absolute mess inside and it was impossible to walk in. So I kept all inside myself until the finish, and it was not comfortable at all .... Apart of that all was great. Just may be to add photographers during the race. It's always good to have nice pics from the race. Thank you!”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. Very pleased you enjoyed the race and there are some pictures on both www.uaecycf.com and our facebook page, enjoy. Apologies for the toilets. Kalba Municipality advised us of electricity fault in the main feeding line, technician came not able to resolve with no alternate solution, agree not good at all. Good riding.”

9.3 Fantastic scenic challenging course · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Public toilets at the event start finish having no running water/paper etc when over a hundred participants are looking to use is pretty poor.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. Apologies for the toilets. Kalba Municipality advised us of electricity fault in the main feeding line, technician came not able to resolve with no alternate solution, agree not good at all. Good riding.”

6.5 To expensive Bart Van Den Dries · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. The Championship is sanctioned but NOT subsidized by the UAE Cycling Federation nor respective councils, it is managed and marketed by a sports agency engaged by the Federation with no additional subsidies provided. It is unfortunate you won't be participating in any further races. We wish you good & safe riding.”

7.5 Great route Adrian Dobbie Holman · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great route and enjoyable race but costly compared to races in Abu Dhabi. No water in the toilets.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. Very pleased you liked the route and race overall. The Championship is sanction but NOT subsidized by the UAE Cycling Federation nor respective councils, it is managed and marketed by a sports agency engaged by the Federation with no additional subsidies provided. Apologies for the toilets. Kalba Municipality advised us of electricity fault in the main feeding line, technician came not able to resolve with no alternate solution. Good riding.”

6.3 Great place to ride, few things to improve Guillaume Roesz · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“1. No water in the toilets! 2. The race pack is really poor, there is nothing! 3. Roads closed or with really limited access to cars, bikers giving the right direction at almost each intersection. 4. Maybe needs more signalisation, like kilometers to go. 5. You just finish your race and someone jump on you to get back the timing chip! 6. Need a small savory bite at the end of the race. 7. No finisher medal. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. Apologies for the toilets. Kalba Municipality advised us of electricity fault in the main feeding line, technician came not able to resolve with no alternate solution, agree not good at all. We will address the timing situation at the finish you encountered. we will address the food on offer pre and post race. To lessen our environmental footprint we have opted for digital certificates, we will work on more interesting designs. Good riding.”

7.8 Good course, average facilities, way too expensive Christopher Walker · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Not bad, but ..1st experience- saying there’s toilets st the line was a joke. Conditions were 3rd world. I’m told it was the same last year. I’d rather be told - no, or v basic toilets. Come on? No water? Crazy. Ok they’re municipality’s toilets, but fro experience, tell people (who’ve travelled for hours) or pay for portable ones from the outrageously expensive entry fee. For my money, I got a banana and had to search for water. ADSC do it SO much better - (coffee stand etc) and way cheaper”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. Apologies for the toilets, this is the first time UAERCC has been raced in Kalba. Municipality advised us of electricity fault in the main feeding line, technician came not able to resolve with no alternate solution. The Championship is sanctioned but NOT subsidized by the governing bodies including the UAE Cycling Federation, it is managed and marketed by a sports agency engaged by the Federation. We will address & resolve the breakfast issue.”

8.0 Reasonably well organised and well run event Ian Hennessy · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Quite good event. Well run and the support staff worked hard to make it as successful event. Very good route chosen. ”

8.3 سباق قوي بمشاركه منتخب وانديه الامارات Abdullah Al Saud · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe
Edited on 16.10.2018

“١- المسار ممتاز جبلي صعب وممتع ٢- عجبني سرعه نشر النتائج ٣- قيمه الاشتراك في السباق عاليه خصوصا لان جميع المشاركين لم يحصلوا على ميدليات مشاركه او جيرسي ٤- عدم تكريم اول ثلاثه للفئه العمريه والاكتفاء بالاول فقط ٥- هناك دوار باعلى بالطريق لم يكن فيه مرشد ولقد خسرت وقت لاضاعتي الطريق ٦- التموين بالماء كان ممتاز ولايهم ان كان غير بارد لان بدون ااتموين لم استطيع اكمال السباق خصوصا بعد سقوط مطاره ماء مني ٧- التتويج بالقمصان فكره جميله ومشاركه سعاده الامين العام لاتحاد الدراجات ممتازه”

6.0 Expected much more from an event of this scale! Nikhil Dhawan · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“1. Brilliant promptness on results. 2. Great route 3. Price too high for an event done by UAE cycling federation wherein ADSC does it so nominally priced to welcome more cyclists. 4. Finish line arrangements were removed before the last rider finished the race. Such a demotivator. Event was more focused on elite riders. 5. Very poor management on support stations wherein the water was not even cold. 5. Last station had water run out. Marshalls were so laid back. 6. Not even a finisher medal? ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. Very pleased you liked the route and timely results. The Championship is sanction but NOT subsidized by the UAE Cycling Federation, it is managed and marketed by a sports agency engaged by the Federation - Onside Sports. We will address the hydration station and finish issue you encountered. To lessen our environmental footprint we have opted for digital certificates, we will work on more interesting designs. Good riding.”

7.8 An Upgrade to the UAE Federation offering Panayotis Christopoulos · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Something has changed in the way the UAE Federation organizes its events and it’s a change for the better. Closed roads, safety, live results, good support: at last a race of high standards. The price for the event, especially since it’s a Federation event and not a private one, is ridiculously high though. Also, the pre-race communication needs to improve. One can only find out what time the race started and what was the exact route after he registered. Not enough info before registration. ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. Very pleased you're seeing a positive change. The Championship is sanctioned but NOT subsidized by the Federation, it is managed and marketed by a sports agency engaged by the Federation - Onside Sports. We are working on more timely advice on the manual and ensuring this is participants hands quicker. Additionally more information posted on Premier Online registration point. Good riding.”

5.8 Event left me slightly disappointed Khalid Tuer · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“Here are my comments: 1 like the sms communication. Quick and concise 2. Toilets had no water after 5:30. 3. Hydration stations and staff were pathetic and not organized 4. Was almost pulled off my bike by organizing staff one bike length length over the finish line demanding the time chip. Could have been handled more elegantly and this really put a damper on the experience. 5. Felt event was more catered to pros and elite amateurs”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. Apologies for the toilets, Kalba Municipality contacted & advised us of an electricity fault in the main feeding line, technician came however not able to resolve with no alternate solution. We will address the hydration station, timing situation at the finish you encountered. Good riding.”

6.8 Support Station need to be well stocked with water · Participation 1 time I would take part again Maybe

“1. Support station ran out of water, they should keep cold water 2. There should be a Medal, for the price being charged l. 3. Directional signage should be increased, improved. We took a wrong turn around Munay only to be redirected by village locals to go in the right direction at the roundabout . No signage seen there ”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. We will address the water to ensure future races have adequate supply. To lessen our environmental footprint we have opted for digital certificates, we will work on more interesting designs. We will ensure signage is placed ON the roundabouts as well as before as was placed on the rise. Good riding.”

8.8 Great ride in a great place Jens Nordahl Ravnbol · Participation 2 times I would take part again Yes
8.5 Improvement in the support stations Luis Neto · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The number of people in the support stations was not enough leading to unnecessary stresses. Overall an excellent event. Congratulations.”

Comment from the Event Organizer - 21.10.2018
“Thank you for your open feedback, appreciated. We will address the situation with the volunteers at the support stations. Good riding.”