Eastern Fleet Cycling Team visit troops at southern Saudi border

The Eastern Fleet Cycling Team. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2018
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Eastern Fleet Cycling Team visit troops at southern Saudi border

JAZAN: The Eastern Fleet Cycling Team, who are currently visiting Jazan, launched their campaign “Our Soldiers Are in Our Hearts” two weeks ago with a bike ride that started at the King Abdul Aziz Naval Base in Jubail in the Eastern Province to visit soldiers on the southern border, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The team’s leader, First Lt. Bahri Al-Suwayda, pointed out that the campaign was carried out under the guidance of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the direct supervision of the commander of the naval forces, Lt. Gen. Bahri Al-Ghufaili, to visit soldiers performing their duty at the front lines on the southern border.
“The riders have crossed 1,900 km so far,” he said, “The trip passes through several provinces across the Kingdom. It was launched in Jubail, then passed through Dammam in the Eastern Province, Riyadh and Al-Kharj in the Riyadh region, and Jazan.”
He added: “The team’s nine members are currently at the headquarters of the naval forces in Jazan.”
The Eastern Fleet Cycling Team concluded their trip with a visit to the injured members of the armed forces at the Armed Forces Hospital in Jazan.


Formula E brings racing-themed roadshow to Jeddah

Updated 17 November 2018
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Formula E brings racing-themed roadshow to Jeddah

  • The Road to Ad Diriyah will give Jeddah a taste of the historical three-day festival of racing, live music, culture and entertainment that is set to take place in Ad Diriyah
  • More than 6,000 motorsport fans stormed to Khobar last week for the road show

DUBAI: After a successful run in Khobar last week, Road to Ad Diriyah, a racing-themed entertainment event, is set to visit Jeddah as the country gears up for all-electric street car-racing activities in December.
More than 6,000 motorsport fans stormed to Khobar last week for the road show, which featured racing-themed activities heralding the upcoming 2018 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix on Dec. 13 to 15, a first-of-its-kind sporting event in the Middle East.
The Jeddah edition opens on Nov. 22, with most of the activities from the previous one, as well as an e-sports competition whose winner will take home SAR 1,000,000.


The ABB FIA Formula E Road to Ad Diriyah e-sports championship allows fans to command a SAR 250,000 professional racing simulator. The 16 best participants will then be invited to Ad Diriyah in December for the grand finals.
The Road to Ad Diriyah will give Jeddah a taste of what the historical three-day festival of racing, live music, culture and entertainment that is set to take place in Ad Diriyah will be like.
Bavaria Zaman, who visited the Khobar show with husband Rashid Khan and kids Nawal, Daiin and Nashin, said: “I think it’s fantastic. The kids are running around and having fun.”
The upcoming E-Prix is the first in a 10-year partnership between ABB FIA Formula E and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia (GSA) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF).