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There are many ways to combine fitness and fun, but nothing compares to cycling. Cycling is an excellent way to keep healthy but one of the biggest drawbacks is that it can be very dangerous if you decide to do it on the roads. Abu Dhabi isn’t short of cycling options, places which are bicycle friendly for people of all abilities. In some cases, you don’t even need your own bike.

Top of our list is Yas Marina Circuit. Start Yas and Train Yas run every Sunday and Tuesday evening between 6pm and 10pm and are excellent, no stress ways of getting on the bike.

The Formula 1 track is opened up to both cyclists and walkers and you can go at your own pace either by yourself or with friends. The best part? You can hire a good-quality bike and helmet and get pedalling for free! All you have to do is register once at first and every time you go you just collect your wheels and go.

A modest 20-minute drive from the Al Maqta area, the Al Wathba Cycling Track is one the city’s best cycling destinations. Located just off the E22 Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road, Al Wathba is suitable be both road bikes and mountain bikes.

Home of the Abu Dhabi Tour, Abu Dhabi has welcomed a number of cycling superstars including Olympic medallist and winner of 30 Tour de France stages, Mark Cavendish. “It’s great riding here, I love the place” he said.