ADCC breaks ground on new cycling hub at Hudayriyat Island

Move emphasises the club’s endeavour to interact positively with cycling fans, providing them with technical and logistical capabilities and training to attain a professional level in the sport

The Abu Dhabi Cycling Club (ADCC) has broken ground on its new cycling hub at Hudayriyat Island, in the presence of its new title sponsor, G42. The new hub will be established in accordance with the latest international standards of cycling, ADCC said.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni, ADCC chairman; Khalid Bin Shaiban, vice chairman; Aref Al Awani, general secretary ADSC; Dr. Aref Al Hammadi board member, ADCC; Al Nekhaira Al-Khyeli, CEO, ADCC, and Bill O’Regan, CEO of Modon Properties. The event also saw the attendance of Mansoor Al Mansoori, group COO of G42.

According to a statement, the hub will have facilities such as indoor smart cycling, bike rental, bike storage, food and beverage court and retail outlets, plus a plaza for cycling events. It will also serve as the leading cycling area on Hudayriyat Island. The island is billed as Abu Dhabi’s latest leisure, sports, recreation and camping destination and was developed by Modon Properties.

“We are excited that Hudayriyat Mar Vista is the now the hub for the new ADCC building. This recognises our efforts at Modon to create vibrant and sustainable sports and leisure facilities that enhance Abu Dhabi’s positioning as a preferred sports destination. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the forward-thinking of ADCC’s leadership and for their vital support and consistent encouragement. At Modon, we appreciate the opportunity of developing Hudayriyat Island and making it a destination full of potential for everyone,” said O’Regan.

O’Regan added that cycling has gained positive momentum in Abu Dhabi when the city was awarded the prestigious UCI Bike City label by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the world governing body for cycling, making the capital the first city in Asia to receive this world-class title.

The ‘Bike Abu Dhabi’ platform supports infrastructure plans for the sport, including expanding the network of cycling routes in the emirate from 300km to more than 1,000km and developing the ‘Abu Dhabi Loop’, which is a 109km connected bike track, the statement concluded.


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