Life in the Kibera slums is tough by anyone’s standards. There is little income, few activities and many temptations – drugs, glue, gangs, crime, prostitution …
The Kibera Cycling Club offers a chance to escape from this, to make new friends and learn skills that will help in life. Children learn to ride, take trips out beyond the city, maintain and look after the bikes, and have a safe haven to hang out away from ‘bad influences’.. They make new friends and we’ve even seen an improvement in school attendance. The children must go to school to be part of cycling club.
So in 2019 we’ve organised a six-day ride across Kenya with our friend and technical advisor to the Kibera Cycling Club, David Kinjah, mentor to Chris Froome. It’s a chance to cycle in truly amazing surroundings – including several days in the Lewa and Ol Pejeta game reserves, home to rhino and other wildlife.
We’ll ride with Kinjah and members of his Safari Simbaz race team, guiding us on the roads and tracks they know so well. And we’ll take time out to experience a game drive and see all that this wonderful landscape has to offer.
We’ll be away for 10 days, with 6 days of cycling, including a ‘Prologue’ riding with children from the Kibera Cycling Club, to witness what a difference cycling is making to their lives.
And by joining the ride you’ll raise funds for The Red Rubber Ball Foundation to extend our cycling clubs in Kenya
What more could you want?
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