First ever women’s bicycle race held in Saudi Arabia

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

16th Oct, 2019. 07:30 pm
women's bicycle race in Saudi Arabia

The first ever women’s bicycle race was organized by the General Sports Authority in Saudi Arabia.

According to sources, dozens of women cyclists participated in the Woman Cycle Race held at the Jamia Nora University in the Saudi capital Riyadh and on the 20km long track, women tried their best to get ahead of each other.

However, women who came in first and second position were awarded prizes.

Prior to this, reform programs have been underway in Saudi Arabia for the past few years, under which a series of constructive works have been started for the first time in history.

For the first time this year, women’s marathon race were held in Saudi Arabia, attended by women from around the world.

In addition, a women’s bicycle race was held for the first time in Saudi Arabia on the occasion of World Health Day, in which 47 women from all over the country participated.

According to a report, the first women’s bicycle race was held in the coastal city of Jeddah, during which women cycled up to 10 kilometers.

In 2013 the authorities in Saudi Arabia declared allowed women to ride bicycles in recreational areas on condition they dress modestly and are accompanied by a male guardian at all times.

The women’s marathon race was held in Jeddah in March last month.

 

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