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Looking for an adventure – attention all cyclists

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Win dinner in the sky at BT Tower’s Dining Club

Win dinner in the sky at BT Tower’s Dining Club

How would you like to enjoy dinner for two in the revolving restaurant at the top of the BT Tower while looking out at incredible 360 views of London? This is truly a ‘money can’t buy’ experience.  Standing at 620 feet tall, the BT Tower has been closed to the public...