The Big Bike Ride

Posted by | August 16, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Eleven – Chalinze to Dar Es Salaam

Despite probably needing a good sleep more than at any point in the ride so far, we only managed a few hours and got up at 5:30am, ready to get...

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Posted by | August 15, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Ten – Mgata to Chalinze

Our penultimate day arrived and, whilst we’d be guilty of massaging of our own self-importance for thinking it was real, it felt like news of The Big Bike Ride had...

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Posted by | August 14, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Nine – Mombo to Mgata

At 78 miles, today proved to be the most physically demanding yet. The first half was similar to yesterday – long, flat roads made worse by strong winds – and...

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Posted by | August 13, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Eight – Same to Mombo

If yesterday’s ride was green and hilly, today posed a different challenge. We left Same and headed further south with little around us but vast, open savannahs and just a...

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Posted by | August 12, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Seven – Moshi to Same

Everyone was fresh and full of energy after a good night’s sleep and a relatively easy ride, so we got started slightly earlier and made excellent time on the first...

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Posted by | August 11, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Six – Arusha to Moshi

The supposed ‘easy’ ride of the event – 50 miles and an overall descent of around 1500ft – came at a welcome time, following yesterday’s long, windy ride, which took...

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Posted by | August 11, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Five – Namanga to Arusha

We kicked off early at 8am and made the short three-mile cycle to the border, where we had to pass through Kenya’s immigration to exit and separately Tanzania’s to enter.

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Posted by | August 10, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Four – Kajiado to Namanga

Kajiado was new territory for me – most of my experience and knowledge of Kenya is in the Rift Valley - so the team and I were excited to head...

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Posted by | August 9, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Three – Nairobi to Kajiado

Considering yesterday’s tough climb out of the Rift Valley, the gentle tail wind meant we reached average speeds of around 24mph, which is pretty good for amateurs on hybrid bikes.

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Posted by | August 7, 2017
The Big Bike Ride – Day Two – Naivasha to Nairobi

We set off at 9am from Naivasha and immediately began one the hardest, longest elevation stretches of the whole bike ride; 17 miles long and a climb of 3,000ft out...

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