Enigmatic Kinja reclaims Bike race title


Enigmatic Kinja reclaims Bike race title

In Summary

  • Ten-time Kenya cyclist champion David Kinja at the weekend reclaimed the title he lost last year in the 10-4 Mountain Bike.
  • Last year’s winner, Davidson Kamau, dropped out of the race a hundred metres to the finish line after his bicycle developed mechanical problems.
  • Participants and winners were awarded cash prizes along with bike merchandise.

Ten-time Kenya cyclist champion David Kinja at the weekend reclaimed the title he lost last year in the 10-4 Mountain Bike that was held on the slopes of Mt Kenya.

The race was Kenya’s ultimate Mountain Bike Safari, held annually since 2002, when a small group of enthusiastic mountain bikers cycled from 10,000ft above sea level down to 4,000ft, event that took three consecutive days from February 9-11, and routes were designed to challenge the most enthusiastic mountain bike riders along with those wanting a fun day out.

Speaking with Citizen Digital, an ecstatic Kinja said: “Cycling is not hard; one needs a lot of training and hard work and experience.”

Last year’s winner, Davidson Kamau, dropped out of the race a hundred metres to the finish line after his bicycle developed mechanical problems.

Event organizer, Susie Weeks, the executive director of Mount Kenya Trust, said:  “We had 400 competitors from 18  countries among them the USA, South Africa, Mauritius, Spain, Netherlands, Canada, Norway, Tanzania, Ireland, Belgium, Japan, NZ, Switzerland, France, Australia, and Germany.

“The routes for all the races took place through local farms and conversancy areas so the main challenges were wild animals crossing paths with those taking part. However, we had a very experienced teams working on the security of all those taking part in the event to reduce the risk of this happening.”

Participants and winners were awarded cash prizes along with bike merchandise.

Report by Aaron Muthomi

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