To mark the 50th National Day, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, in cooperation with the Al Mamari Global Group of companies, organised a motorbike ride on Saturday.
The event was held under the patronage of Sayyid Khalifa bin al Murdas bin Ahmed al Busaidi, secretary general of Governorates Affairs in the Ministry of Interior, in the presence of H E Rashad bin Ahmed bin Mohammed al Hinai, Undersecretary for Sports and Youth in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, and representatives of several organisations that supported and participated in the rally.
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Ali al Ajami, one of the organisers of the Oman Route Riders team, said, “Fifty bikers from different governorates of the sultanate rode 50km, starting from Burj al Sahwa at 8.15am to Al Alam Palace and ended the ride in the Children’s Museum in Qurm. The 50km drive – called Ride of Loyalty and Love for Oman – was done symbolically in 50 minutes.”
The ride was organised with the prior approval of the Supreme Committee tasked with dealing with the situation arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, which allowed it to be held in coordination with Royal Oman Police.
“The event aimed to celebrate the 50th National Day and spread awareness on the importance of sports, especially motorbike sports. Our team, called Oman Route Riders, consists of 60 bikers. We organise many activities to spread awareness on voluntary work, including blood donation drives and helping orphans in North Batinah and other wilayats,” said Ajami.
He added, “We will continue to organise such events to raise awareness on sports among the youth and call for community participation. I hope that the youth follow traffic rules and safety measures when riding motorbikes. They should join official clubs to help them practise this sport in the correct way.”