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Review of the Year 2018

2018 saw calm return to Kenya as the President and Opposition leader agreed a truce and we could once again focus on our projects. The cycling club was able to recover from the theft of all bikes following violence after the elections at the end of 2017, with some...

Inspiring the next generation in Kenya

The Red Rubber Ball Foundation have been providing scholarships to allow children in Kenya to attend secondary school since 2011 and in that time, 193 children have been able to continue their schooling.  That’s an amazing 630 school years altogether. We...

Looking for an adventure – attention all cyclists

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...

Be The Inspiration

That’s the rallying cry of Rotary this year and it sits well with our own approach. We look to give opportunities to young people, so they can make the most of their lives - for many escaping poverty. Rotary has been a big part in our progress. I first met Alan...

St Albans CycleFest – fun for all the family

With the help of Oaklands College we are organising the first St Albans CycleFest on Sunday 16th September 2018, from 10am to 3pm, to raise funds to buy more bikes, tools and equipment for our cycling project in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. The event takes place at...

Our encouragers – Tim Fox

There are certain moments in your life which can change your life forever.  You could argue that every moment has the potential to be one of these. For me, one such was a conversation one day with Tim Fox.  I’d noticed a photo frame on Tim’s desk containing pictures...

Princess Margaret at Martha’s Guest House

James Shiraku Inyundo was born to a poor family who could not afford for him to go to school. Aged just 15 he set off on foot from his home near Kakamega for Nairobi over 300 km away looking for work. In 1924 he secured a job with the East African Railways &...

A step into the unknown – The day after

Steve Redgrave famously said, “Anybody who sees me in a boat has my permission to shoot me”.  Well running my first (and possibly only) marathon - that’s how I’m feeling today. 26.2 miles is a long way to run - far too long for any sane person.  Gosh it was hard. For...