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About Off Road Challenge
Set for all riders from the ages of 18 and above, the Bangkok Bank Off Road Challenge ride provides the perfect opportunity for cyclists to race over a 40km distance on a premier closed off road circuit. The ride is 2 laps of the 20km looped circuit as riders will pit their endurance against each other over soon to be Thailand’s number one cycling event in Pattaya.
Route – Off Road Cycling Course
Location: Siam Country Club, Pattaya
Let’s go Off road!
We’ve created an interesting and challenging off road course at approximately 20km /lap. Each lap will include 3 sections of a mix of gravel and sand roads through the Pineapple fields around the Plantation and Waterside Golf Courses and a gravel section opposite Thammasat Univerity. The ride will consist of 2 laps of the course.
The route opens with a short straight road before making a 90 degree left hand turn. The next section will see riders making a right turn to a long straight on the main road before you hit the first gravel section at the Gas Station junction. This ride section requires some technique of turning and handling natural bumps along the approximate 2km distance. You then leave this section to get back on the road before the first U-turn.
The next section is a mix of sand, gravel and a track climbing course of approximately 2km of rolling short hills and then a technical downhill – you will need good technique and power to pass on this sand road.
You are then back on the road before you turn off opposite Thammasat University to hit the last section of the cross-country course which is relatively flat with some man-made bumps. You should be able to hit some real speed to get your average time up on this section.
Riders then hit the road again and should be careful as they take a right hand turn towards the start/finish area. The end of each lap is a downhill stretch with a tight U-turn towards another lap or the finish line.
The Bangkok Bank CycleFest is a 2-day cycling event, held on closed roads, providing different category races on a good quality course and offering a unique riding experience for cyclists of all ages and experience levels.
The Bangkok Bank CycleFest accommodates racers of all ages with seven events over 2 days which includes both timed and untimed fun rides. Set on high quality roads around Siam Country club rider will enjoy races ranging from 12 – 62km as well as have interactive activities, food & beverage options and entertainment throughout to keep the festivities going.
Partnered with Bangkok Bank, the CycleFest will be the first international, fun for all families cycling event in Thailand.