South Korea signs up as second host country for global E-Bike Grand Prix
We’re thrilled to announce South Korea as the second host country to sign up to our E-Bike Grand Prix world-first race series.
South Korea will join Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who confirmed their host status in October this year.
Collinder Holdings, a global sports and entertainment company, will work closely with the South Korean government to ensure the delivery of a successful race series in the country.
South Korea will join the UAE as part of a visionary network of progressive countries engaging with this ground-breaking sports property and advocating its robust sustainability mandate. EBK GP host city government administrations are committing to a tailored three-year Sustainable Transformation Mobility (STM) programme, with delivery and support provided by a sustainability partner.
Judith Rowan, Global Host City Director at EBK GP, commented: “We are delighted to welcome South Korea on board. It is a fascinating country with a rich culture, and a repertoire of great events.
“Taking the EBK series around the world will not only deliver a thrilling and technologically advanced spectator sport but, importantly, our STM programme will deliver on our mandate to create greener, cleaner and healthier cities. We are on a mission to effect measurable change!”
Sara Kim, Chief Executive Officer of Collinder Holdings, said: “We are very excited to join the E-Bike Grand Prix series – promoting technology and sustainability.
“South Korea is one of the global leading battery manufacturers and the EV market rapidly growing E-Bike is just the right fit for Korea”.
EBK GP is a new international cycling sport showcasing ground-breaking E-Bike technology whilst working with global host cities to raise awareness of climate change challenges; seeking to mobilise citizens and promote cleaner, greener, healthier cities.
Due to begin in late 2022 with a showcase event in Dubai, the series will take place in 10 cities around the world across 2023. Each Grand Prix will highlight iconic landmarks and cultural sites in host cities as part of a high-speed, thrilling sporting spectacle.
All EBK GP races will be free for public viewing, and coverage of the events will be broadcast internationally via television and digital media through the series’ partner, Sunset+Vine.