Originating from Wales in the UK, Mark's journey epitomises the level of the human spirit and ethos of the Paralympic movement. Despite a life-altering accident in May 2009, Mark's tenacity is unmatched to never give up.

In February 2012, he dominated the 3 KM para-cycling track world championship in LA to become a world champion. Mark's legacy however was just getting started after he received the famous rainbow jersey. He proudly then competed in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where he smashed the 3km para track world record by seven seconds, and then broke it again in the final just four hours later to win a Gold medal.

Mark was honoured by King Charles III with an MBE in May 2013 for his services to sport and his country. Mark now inspires others as a public speaker and as a cycling coach in Dubai. A living legend, both on and off the track.

Welcome aboard, Mark!

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Prepare to be inspired by The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge’s featured rider, Samuel "Samu" Sánchez, returning for the third year in a row! 

Hailing from Spain, Samu clinched gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, solidifying his status as a cycling legend. Renowned for his mastery of mountain classics and leadership skills, Samu has consistently propelled his team to victory, setting the stage for an adrenaline-fueled 7ECC ride!

Welcome back, Samu! 

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Prepare for another exhilarating ride through the heart of the UAE with The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge! Our determined cyclists will pedal through stunning mountains and iconic streets, guided by the expert team at @adventure.ae. As the architects of our route, Absolute Adventures will ensure a seamless journey for our riders, providing award-winning expertise, safety, and support. It’s sure to be an unforgettable ride for everyone! 

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TFG7ECC journey has been a whirlwind of adventure, but we’re only getting started! This weekend was the good part. Now, for the best part; seeing the miles logged make a difference.

We’re grateful to support organisations who share our unending determination to help children in the UAE who need it most.

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In case you missed the point the first, second or third time, just W O W! 🤩

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Avid amateurs, Olympians, and pro coaches are all in the mix cycling for a worthy cause, but they’re still adding some extra heat to the asphalt with a little friendly competition! 🔥 

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There’s never a dull moment! Unless, perhaps, you’re one of TFG 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge videographers 👀 They’re always ready, but more so waiting, for that perfect shot. While our cyclists are busy making the 100+KM daily trek across the Emirates for a worthy cause, our behind the scenes team waits patiently at each checkpoint to capture the action 🤩 

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