30 riders to take in Miles and Hope race next week
Defending champions Maria Rehema and David Wanderi are among 30 riders who have confirmed participation in this year’s edition of the Miles and Hope race on November 24.
The edition, marking four years since inception, will be held for four days traversing Nairobi, Kiambu and Machakos counties, covering 400km.
The event will start at International Christian Church on November 24 at 7am. After flag off, the cyclists will cover 154.54 kms, passing through Thika, Matuu before finishing the day at Masinga with an estimated time of 6:32:12.
Day two will see the cyclist cover four areas, starting from Masinga, Kindaruma, Gitaru and Kamburu; a total distance of 98.3kms.
The 30 cyclists will continue with the extraneous journey on Day 3, covering 99.2kms from Masinga to Thika. Day 4 will see cyclists ride from Thika back to the ICC Church for the prize giving ceremony.
Teams of young professionals take part in the event with a view of growing together and raising funds towards sponsoring orphaned and vulnerable children at ICC’s Jabali Christian Schools every year. “We want to give hope to the vulnerable children and give them the same rights and opportunities with the other children,” said ICC sports director, Benjamin Mutuku. Team captain Daudi Wanderi said the grueling event will test the nerves and skills of the cyclists in addition to gaining more experience.