The event is staged by the Egyptian Cycling Federation in conjunction with the Union Cycliste Internationale.
An experienced local organising committee (LOC) has been put in place with members that have been involved in the staging of a number of UCI World Championships, UCI World Cup events and Continental Championships and the like over the past years
The overriding aim as the organisational team for the event is to ensure that all elements allied to the event will be as good as they possibly can be.
The relevant people to contact with any queries or assistance are as follows:
The brand new international standard velodrome that has been built in Cairo is the competition venue. This is now the leading track facility on the African Continent and the 250m wooden track and infield is covered by the massive roof while leaving the sides open so as to allow for good airflow through the venue to be able to control the temperatures naturally.
The track has been built by renowned international track building consultant, Walter Von Lutcken and his team and all the other requisite international standard infrastructure and facilities are in place at the venue to ensure top quality competition standards for all.
A significant number of international airline carriers travel to Egypt making it incredibly easy to get to the country and these being as follows
Although there are a vast number of accommodation options in Cairo to suit all needs and budgets, the organisers are working closely with CSE who can take care of all accommodation and logistical requirements of teams and supporters.
The official hotel for the event is the Holiday Inn Cairo – Citystars
This is a modern, family-friendly hotel in Cairo’s dynamic Citystars Heliopolis district and in the heart of Citystars business and leisure complex. Within easy travelling distance to Cairo International Airport and the event venue, the Holiday Inn Cairo Citystars hotel is an ideal base for exploring all the attractions of Egypt’s capital.
Next to the hotel, Stars Centre Mall is home to over 640 of shops and high-tech amusements including Snow City and Magic Galaxy, Egypt’s largest indoor theme park. Downtown Cairo is less than half an hour away.
Simon Hainsworth and his experienced team from CSE are now part of the organisational structures and can be contacted for additional information about accommodation options.
Their contact email addresses are listed below:
Anna Cox – Anna.Cox@cseplc.com
Kerri Weston – Kerri.Weston@cseplc.com
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian Diplomatic Missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries that are eligible for visa on arrival.
Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Egypt.
If you are eligible, you can get a visa on arrival at one of the bank counters before going through security. It will cost you around $25 and will be a sticker which you must stick in your passport before getting to the front of the security queue.
There are a number of countries whose residents are eligible for an e-visa before arrival which can be done at https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa, these being as follows:
To check on what your country’s visa requirements are for entry into Egypt, make contact with the local Egyptian Consulate in your country or check on www.mfa.gov.eg