The first ever E-Bike Grand Prix (EBK GP) race series will take place in Dubai next year, it has been revealed. The series will showcase ground-breaking E-Bike technology whilst working with global host cities to raise awareness of climate change and promote cleaner, greener, healthier cities.
Races will take place along public roads, showcasing iconic landmarks and cultural sites, as part of a high-speed, thrilling sporting spectacle.
Coverage of the Dubai event will be broadcast internationally on television and digital media.
The series will include 10 events with 10 competing franchise teams each fielding two squads, one male and one female. Both male and female competitions will contribute equally to the team’s overall score.
EBK GP is committed to leaving a lasting green legacy in host cities, and as part of the agreement to host, government administrations will commit to tailored three-year Sustainable Transformational Mobility (STM) programmes.
Judith Rowan, Global Host City Director at EBK GP, said: “The E-Bike Grand Prix Series reflects the newly pivoted face of global sporting events. EBK’s technology-driven, intense race format together with a robust sustainability mandate are essential attributes of sporting events of the future.
“We are very excited to lead the charge and extremely proud to welcome Dubai – one of the world’s great innovators – as our inaugural host city partner. This is an exciting development for cycle sport and the sports industry as a whole!”
HE Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, added: “We are thrilled to be the first host city announced for the first-ever E-Bike Grand Prix Series.
“The EBK GP will not only create a sensational sport experience in the city, but it will further advance Dubai’s sustainability achievements, especially at a time when we are hosting Expo 2020, which is championing sustainability and promoting a future where mankind can live in harmony with nature and technology.”