Spin Kings Cycles From Nairobi to Mombasa

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    Spin Kings Kenya members cycling from Nairobi to Mombasa to raise road safety awareness.
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  • Spin Kings Kenya, a bicycle group in the country embarked on a journey from Nairobi to Mombasa to raise awareness on road safety among cyclists.

    The group left the capital in two batches of elite and semi-elites squads with the latter departing on Friday, September 25.

    Spin Kings invested in the over 480 kilometres journey with riders having bicycles specifically designed for the treacherous journey.

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    Spin Kings Kenya cycling from Nairobi to Mombasa to raise awareness on road safety.
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    "We have very costly bicycles. You just do not wake up one day, pick any bike and decide you are going to Mombasa.

    "You have to make sure you have a good quality bike, and a well serviced one," explained one of the members of the Spin Kings Kenya group.

    The semi-elites left on Friday to hand them a headstart as they cycled at their own pace and rested on Friday evening before picking up on Saturday morning.

    The elites popularly known as Wafinyi left Nairobi on Saturday morning and caught with the semi-elites group on Saturday evening.

    The group is set to be received by the Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment of Mombasa county to mark the World Tourism Day on Sunday, September 27.

    "We can’t wait to receive Spin King Kenya, who have cycled all the way from Nairobi. They are now in Taru en route to Mombasa.

    "As Kenya’s tourism hub, we urge you all to come out in your numbers and let’s mark World Tourism Day in style," read a statement from Tourism Mombasa.

    The group encourages the public to adopt cycling as it has a number of benefits such as battling depression and reducing traffic jams on roads.

    This comes after a cyclist was on Wednesday, September 16, killed following a collision with a bus along the Thika Superhighway.

    Cyclists on Thika Superhighway on September 19, 2020
    Cyclists on Thika Superhighway on September 19, 2020
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