Saudi cyclists join Global Biking Initiative for third time

In 2018 the number of participating Saudi cyclists has reached 70, hailing from different parts of the Kingdom.
Updated 01 July 2018

Saudi cyclists join Global Biking Initiative for third time

  • The Saudi cyclists are registered as part of Princess Al-Anoud Charity Foundation initiatives, and will represent the homeland for the third time in this tour.
  • Saudi cyclists has reached 70, hailing from different parts of the Kingdom


LONDON: Saudis are joining the Global Biking Initiative on Sunday, from the Swedish city of Gutenberg to Hamburg in Germany.

The bikers will be traveling 800 kilometers with their bicycles representing Saudi Arabia by taking part in this social initiative, according to the state-run news agency.

Hundreds of participants from different countries join the cycling tour during which we they cross multiple countries in one week to raise funds for charities.

The Saudi squad will be presenting their charity project aimed at holding a second scientific campus for Saudi Arabia’s orphans, in collaboration with Benaa Association for Orphans Care in the Eastern Region.

The Saudi cyclists are registered as part of Princess Al-Anoud Charity Foundation initiatives, and will represent the homeland for the third time in this tour.

Ahmad al-Sofan, a representer of the GBI team of Saudi cyclists, said their journey started by creating a page for Saudi Arabia on the initiative website back in 2016, supported by the General Sports Authority in the kingdom.

Al-Sofan said their aim is to increase the number of charity volunteers in Saudi Arabia to one million, to fulfill the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision for development.

In 2016, they started with three cyclists only and in the following year, the number increased to 34. In 2018 the number of participating Saudi cyclists has reached 70, hailing from different parts of the Kingdom.

 


Abdulrahman Al-Azzam, co-founder of Trieste cafe and RAW.K restaurant 

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Abdulrahman Al-Azzam, co-founder of Trieste cafe and RAW.K restaurant 

Abdulrahman Al-Azzam is a co-founder of Trieste cafe in April 2018 and of RAW.K restaurant in February this year.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, D.C. in 2013, and a master’s degree in information systems and technology from George Washington University in 2015.

Al-Azzam has licenses and certificates from the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT and George Washington University.

He previously worked at the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces between August and December 2012, maintaining network security and managing user access, as well as training new employees to become familiar with Microsoft Office.

He was an intern at the IMF between March and April 2014. He worked at Takamol Holding, Riyadh, as a senior business development analyst between
July 2015 and November 2019, and as a business development specialist between October 2017 and April 2019.

RAW.K has taken health food technology to a futuristic new level in the Kingdom — by employing the services of a salad robot.

Customers at RAW.K’s Riyadh eatery are being offered nutritious, fresh, and energizing meals and snacks from a machine utilizing the latest in robotic science.

The hi-tech and healthy fast food option has been introduced by RAW.K in partnership with Chowbotics, a Silicon Valley-based food robotics company that developed the machine as a way to tackle food service challenges such as speed, freshness, and convenience.