Hundreds of cyclists have registered for the first-ever virtual cycling race on the V-Race platform that opened for registration from June 23 noon, according to the organising board.
The "Ride safe, stay safe" event aims to inspire exercise and passion for cycling amid impacts of COVID-19 that have resulted in the restriction of sport activities.
Different from other V-Race campaigns that allow participants to run immediately the next day, the "Ride Safe, Stay safe" virtual tournament kicks off after registration closes at 0 am on July 15. With four distances of 50 km, 150 km, 300 km and 500 km, athletes have 22 days to complete or exceed the registered goal.
Cycling is becoming a favourite and easy-to-practice sport for everyone and the cycling community is thriving all over the country.
For the "Ride safe, stay safe" campaign, participants will need to install the Strava app on their phone and connect to VnExpress's V-Race platform to record their results.
After completing the challenge, cyclists will receive a virtual certificate and a virtual medal to celebrate a meaningful journey.