We all know that Qatar is pretty amazing, and now have even more proof in the form of two Guinness World Records.
Doha is now home to the world’s longest continuous cycle path, and the longest piece of asphalt concrete laid continuously.
The Olympic Cycling Track near Al Khor Road is 33 km long, and 29 underpasses and five bridges were built along it to facilitate non-stop riding away from the road.
It was designed to allow speeding of up to 50 km per hour, and opened in February this year. There are also 80 bicycle stands, 100 benches and 20 rest areas along the route for cyclists to use.
Around 2,650 km of pedestrian and cycle paths are set to be built by Ashghal by 2022.
The longest piece of asphalt concrete laid continuously, without joints, was also laid on Al Khor Road, and is around 25 km in length.
HE Mr. Jassim Rashid Al Buenain, secretary general of the Qatar Olympic Committee, said, “The Olympic track is suitable for all segments of all ages, whether professionals, amateurs or people with special needs, which contributes to encouraging the practice of sport and increasing awareness of its importance in the life of the individual and society.”