Sheikha Madia bint Hasher bin Mani Al Maktoum joins The First Group Team to complete the 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge and raise awareness for The Rashid Centre for People of Determination
Photo: The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge team and Sheikha Madia bint Hasher bin Mani Al Maktoum approach the finish line - from left to right: Vitor Carvalho, a former member of the UAE National Olympic Cycling Committee; Sheikha Madia bint Hasher bin Mani Al Maktoum; Samuel “Samu” Sánchez, Olympic Gold Medallist; Vlad Shevchenko former professional road racing cyclist; and Jani Brajkovič, the world’s under-23 Time Trial former champion.
DUBAI, UAE – 15 December 2021 — The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge team, with the participation of Sheikha Madia bint Hasher bin Mani Al Maktoum, completed the 550 kilometres journey. 24 cyclists participated in the challenge and travelled through each of the seven Emirates over a span of four days, in an effort to support and raise awareness for the Rashid Centre for People of Determination.
“The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge’s inaugural 4-day event marked what we hope to be a long-lasting tradition. We are honored to have Sheikha Madia bint Hasher bin Mani Al Maktoum join the challenge along with elite former professional cyclists and many of Dubai’s business and community leaders,” said Rob Burns, CEO & Partner, The First Group.
The 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge is conceptualized with the aim to enrich young lives through sustained educational support programs. Since 1994, The Rashid Centre has been recognized for its approach to special needs education and is currently merging therapy and education to teach children life skills while helping them gain academic qualifications.