30 rid­ers to take in Miles and Hope race next week

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

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.

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