Wednesday, January 24, 2018
RTA holds inaugural cycling championships for male & female staffs
Dubai - United Arab Emirates

The inaugural edition of RTA’s Cycling Championships, which have recently taken place at Nad Al Sheba Cycling Track, witnessed intense participation from RTA’s male and female employees in various sectors & agencies. The championships comprised two separate races for male & female employees.

The event took place as part of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Community Sports Initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee cum Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award. It aimed at promoting the practicing of sport amongst community & public organisations.

Ibrahim Al-Haddad, Head of RTA Sports Team, said, “It the first time for the RTA to hold this championship, yet it saw a huge participation from employees at various sectors and agencies. The competition, which was contested over 8 km for males and females, was held in conjunction with the Dubai Sports Council, UAE Cycling Federation, Dubai Police General HQ and the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.

“Abdullah Ibrahim, from the Legal Affairs Department, Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector, was the winner finishing much faster than the runner-up Thaer Adnan, from Monitoring & Inspection Department of the Licensing Agency, and the third was Waleed Al Hammadi, from the same Department. In the females contest, Shamma Al Shehhi, from Drivers Licensing Department, Licensing Agency, was the worthy winner, and Hanan Al Nahhas from the same Department finished second ahead of Siham bint Mohammed from Roads Department at the Traffic & Roads Agency in third.

“RTA is always keen on bringing happiness to employees through holding a series of sports events that are important for the public health. They help make employees physically and psychologically fit, and improve their daily performance and productivity,” said Al Haddad.

He praised all organisers who had contributed to enhancing the sense of fraternity and made concerted efforts for the success of the event. He lauded the overall performance and class of the event, which replicated the support accorded by the senior management of RTA to the sports team.

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