Dhiraagu, together with Bike Maldives, the official Bicycle Association of the Maldives, has announced the return of the Mamen Inter-School Cycling Championship after 2 years of break due to Covid-19 pandemic. This is the third edition of the Inter-School Cycling Championship, which was previously held in 2018 and 2019.
At a special press conference held at Dhiraagu Head Office to launch the event, Assistant Manager Brand, Naiya Shareef stated, “We are delighted to support Bike Maldives as a development partner in carrying out this event. We hope to foster an interest of cycling amongst school children while promoting the importance of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle from a young age.”
“As a member of the International Cycling Union (UCI), we get many opportunities to participate in international-level games and competitions. With this tournament, we want to create and train top cyclists who can utilise these chances and represent Maldives abroad. We thank Dhiraagu for their continuous support in contributing towards the development of Maldives’ cycling,” stated Zulaikha Hasan Didi, President of Bike Maldives.
This year, the tournament will take place on 17 September 2022 at the Cycling Track in Hulhumale’ Phase 2. Registrations are now open for the tournament and will close on 8 September 2022. All school children are eligible to participate in this tournament.
Students can register online through a Google form, which will be provided to them via their respective schools and also circulated through the Dhiraagu and Bike Maldives’ social media handles. 10 events will take place during the one-day tournament:
- Under 11 (Nursery to Grade 4) – 1K Fun Ride
- Under 13 (Grade 5, 6) – 200m Sprint
- Under 13 (Grade 5, 6) – 1K Sprint
- Under 15 (Grade 7, 8) – 200m Sprint
- Under 15 (Grade 7, 8) – 1K Sprint
- Under 17 (Grade 9, 10) – 200m Sprint
- Under 17 (Grade 9, 10) – 3K Ride
- Under 19 (Grade 11, 12) – 200m Sprint
- Under 19 (Grade 11, 12) – 3K Ride
- 3K Team Pursuit
Three male and female winners will be chosen from each competitive category, excluding the 1K Fun Ride.
Dhiraagu remains committed to supporting and organising events that contribute positively to the environment, promotes community engagement, and enhances the experiences of school children