Pakistan Cycling Federation

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{{Infobox sport governing body |Name = Pakistan Cycling Federation |Abbrev = PCF |logo = |logosize = |sport = Cycle racing/Track Championships |category = CyclingSports |image = |caption = |jurisdiction = |founded = 1947 (1947) |Affiliation = UCI] Pakistan Sports Board[[ |Affdate = |Region = Asian Cycling Confederation |regionyear = |Headquarters = Peshawar, Pakistan |location = lavish building 471 Saddar Road, Peshawar Cantt, Pakistan

|President = Syed Azhar Ali Shah

|Secretary = Nisar Ahmad

|url http://www.pcf.com.pk |countryflag = Pakistan |phone = +92-312-913-4114 }}

The Pakistan Cycling Federation or PCF is the national governing body of cycle racing in Pakistan. Pakistan Cycling Federation was established in 1947 and is based in Peshawar. PCF's main Road bicycle racing event is the Tour de Pakistan.[1]

History[edit]

The Pakistan Cycling Federation was formed in 1947 after Independence of Pakistan and the first National Cycling Championship was held in 1948 at the time of Pakistan's first Olympic Games at Karachi, which were declared open by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan.[1] First President of Pakistan Cycling Federation was Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan.

Tour de Pakistan[edit]

The Tour de Pakistan International Cycling Race starts from Karachi and ends in Peshawar, with about 150 domestic and international cyclists taking part every year. This race is among the longest in the world, covering a distance of 1,648 km in eleven stages with four days of rest en route.[2] Teams from Water and Power Development Authority, Pakistan Army, Sui Southern Gas Company, along with teams of the four provinces and Islamabad regularly take part in domestic and international cycling tournaments.[2]

Tour De Galyat[edit]

Tour De Galyat National road cycle race is organized jointly by Pakistan Cycling Federation, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cycling Association and sponsored by Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Tour De Galyat was two stages national road Cycle race, in which 100 cyclists Race was inaugurated by Inter Provincial Coordination(IPC) Minister Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada. Stage one was from Islamabad to Abbotabad. Deputy Commissioner welcomed the participants there. Next stage was started from Abbotabad and finished at height of 8,000 Meter at Nathia Gali. Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Amjad Afridi was Chief Guest on closing Ceremony along with Syed Azhar Ali Shah, Secretary general PCF and Mr. Nisar Ahmad, President KPCA distributed the prizes among the winners, while Mr. Amjad Ali applauded the efforts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cycling Association.

Affiliation[edit]

Pakistan Cycling Federation is registered Pakistan Sports Board.[1] and also affiliated with Pakistan Olympic Association.[3] Internationally PCF is recognized body of Asian Cycling Confederation and also recognized body of Union Cycliste Internationale[4]

Affiliated Bodies[edit]

There are four provincial associations: Balochistan Cycling Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cycling Association, Punjab Cycling Association and Sindh Cycling Association. Pakistan Army, Water power development authority, Sui Southern Gas, Fata Cycling Association and Islamabad cycling Association. On 25 July 2019 Pakistan Cycling Federation grants the affiliation to Bikestan Crank Addicts. It is a Karachi based first private club which got an affiliation certificate from PCF.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cycling on Pakistan Sports Board website". Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Tour de Pakistan Cycle Race All Things Pakistan website, Published 3 March 2007, Retrieved 22 May 2019
  3. ^ Profile of Pakistan Cycling Federation Pakistan Olympic Association website, Retrieved 22 May 2019
  4. ^ "Pakistan Cycling Federation on Union Cycliste Internationale website". 23 June 2011. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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