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NYERI AND NYANYUKI CYCLISTS PUT ON AN IMPRESSIVE SHOW AT THE MT. KENYA EPIK : NARO MORU TIME TRIAL – 26TH AUGUST 2017 Background: The fourth edition of the Mt Kenya Epik MTB Tour will take place from 28th to 31st October, 2017. The Mt. Kenya Epik was created in 2014 by Africa Extreme, a…

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An integral part of the Mt Kenya Epik is supporting Kenya’s Vision 2030 social pillar that seeks to improve livelihoods for the youth to make them globally competitive and to capitalize on the nation’s international reputation as an “athletic superpower” by opening up the country for top global sports events. In line with this, Africa…

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EP 3. Kenyan cycle legends in the making – Click to Watch A lively journey across sub-Saharan Africa to uncover a new generation of cyclists and how the sport is reaching new audiences. “We can’t just put a runner on a bike.” How Kenya’s cycle teams are trying to emulate the nation’s sporting heroes.

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“Most people who visit Kenya explore the country in  a Jeep, but the hills, mountains and coastal roads are actually perfect for cycling” STAGE 1 – THE SAVANNA A gray giant lumbers across the sandy track ahead of us. We cycle warily on, but when the massive bull elephant suddenly stops and turns to stare,…

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The Mt Kenya Epik 2016 kicked off with a prologue event which started and ended at Naro Moru River Lodge from 2.00 am on Sunday 30th October. Prologue The prologue, featured 13 teams of mountain bike cyclists (teams of two) and 6 black mamba riders who took part in a timed 20 km circuit with…

KENYA, Laikipia: In a photograph taken by Make it Kenya 23 November 2015, a rider in the Mt. Kenya Epik cycling challenge races down a track in the Ngarendare Forest in Laikipia County 250km north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The Mt Kenya Epik is a  4-day mountain biking adventure challenge race that circumnavigates the Mount Kenya region and has attracted both Kenyan and international riders from as a far afield as Norway and Japan. Taking place between 21-24 November,  the Epik was established to attract  sports tourism to the Mt. Kenya region and showcase what it has to offer the outdoor, extreme sports enthusiast says Julie Wahome, Managing Director of Africa Extreme, the company which organisesd the Epik. “We were looking to raise the profile of mountain biking in both Kenya and internationally and at the same time provide a platform for local environmental issues from the areas surrounding Mount Kenya”, says Wahome, whose company also organises other extreme off-the-beaten-track sporting events in Kenya, including cycling, running and mountain biking. One of the great things about cycling through this area , says Wahome,  is that it offers the participants the opportunity to interact with local communities and also to witness some of the beautiful scenery and landscapes surrounding Mt. Kenya that you otherwise might not see. MANDATORY CREDIT MAKE IT KENYA PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

The stage is set for the 2016 edition of Mt. Kenya Epik Challenge. The annual premier mountain biking event will start with a 20km prologue on Sunday 30th October at Naro Moru River Lodge as participants acclimatize with the surroundings as well as checking whether their bikes and other relevant equipment are in perfect condition…

KENYA, Laikipia: In a photograph taken by Make it Kenya 23 November 2015, riders in the Mt. Kenya Epik cycling challenge race ride up a track overlooking Laikipia County, 250km north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The Mt Kenya Epik is a  4-day mountain biking adventure challenge race that circumnavigates the Mount Kenya region and has attracted both Kenyan and international riders from as a far afield as Norway and Japan. Taking place between 21-24 November,  the Epik was established to attract  sports tourism to the Mt. Kenya region and showcase what it has to offer the outdoor, extreme sports enthusiast says Julie Wahome, Managing Director of Africa Extreme, the company which organisesd the Epik. “We were looking to raise the profile of mountain biking in both Kenya and internationally and at the same time provide a platform for local environmental issues from the areas surrounding Mount Kenya”, says Wahome, whose company also organises other extreme off-the-beaten-track sporting events in Kenya, including cycling, running and mountain biking. One of the great things about cycling through this area , says Wahome,  is that it offers the participants the opportunity to interact with local communities and also to witness some of the beautiful scenery and landscapes surrounding Mt. Kenya that you otherwise might not see. MANDATORY CREDIT MAKE IT KENYA PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain. While mountain biking can be a thrilling sport, it’s also a leisurely pass time for a growing number…

The Naro Moru Time Trial will take place at the Naro Moru River Lodge on Saturday August 27th 2016. The event is a pre-cursor event to the Mt. Kenya Epik Challenge which was founded by former world marathon champion Douglas Wakihuri and renowned cyclist David Kinja and will cover a distance of 50km. Riders can…

The long-awaited Mt.Kenya Epik Challenge took place in Naro Moru from 21st November to 24th November. The challenge attracted both experienced and novice riders who were all determined to clinch top spot. Eighteen cyclists, both national and international graced the event. Kenya was well represented by cyclists from various places including Nyeri, Nanyuki, Eldoret and…

The Alliance Group of Hotels is now seeking to venture into sports tourism to grow its market share. The group has devoted a 72-acre plot at its Naromoru River Lodge in Nanyuki to set up a biking and racing track for long distance runners , the first of its kind in East Africa. According to…

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