Cyclist plots Nairobi-Mombasa charity ride


Cyclist plots Nairobi-Mombasa charity ride
Members of the Kenyan Riders club, from left Samwel Ekiru, Suleiman Kangangi and Paul Ajiko. Photograph: Nicolas Leong Photograph: Nicolas Leong via Guardian Sport

In Summary

  • Kenyan cyclist Suleiman Kangangi has planned a three-day charity trip from which he expects to raise one million shillings for Project of Hope Children Home in Nairobi and Happy Read Centre in Eldoret
  • Kangangi, who has represented Kenya three times in the All Africa Games and twice in the Commonwealth Games, will be joined by 20 of his colleagues for the 1000-kilometer ride that will begin on December 18

Kenyan cyclist Suleiman Kangangi has planned a three-day charity trip from which he expects to raise one million shillings for Project of Hope Children Home in Nairobi and Happy Read Centre in Eldoret.

Kangangi, who has represented Kenya three times in the All Africa Games and twice in the Commonwealth Games, will be joined by 20 of his colleagues for the 1000-kilometer ride that will begin on December 18.

“Normally I do a lot of races throughout the year, but this year it was different because I did a couple of races in January and after that their were no races for a long time. At some point in June and July I felt very energized and I thought I should use my energy before next season starts,” Kangangi said.

The trip dubbed “Sule 1000 charity ride” will start at Uhuru Park and will witness him teaming up with Geoffrey Langat and Salim Kipkemboi among others to ride from Nairobi to Mombasa.

Kangangi will have two escort cars, a support car and photographers for the duration of the trip.

Kangangi terms the event as a way of giving back to the society. “The two homes are very close to my heart. We have orphans and physically challenged kids in Kawangare, Kibera and Satellite and in Eldoret and I am appealing to others to join in and support this cause,” he added.

Those who wish to assist can visit gogetfunding.com/sule.

The 27-year-old Iten based cyclist won the stage two of Tour De Machakos cycling contest in Machakos County after finishing fifth overall last season.

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