Nairobi Resident Cycles 310 Kilometres to Enjoy Festive Season in Kisii [PHOTOS]

  • An image of Jack Osiro, the Nairobi resident who rode 310 kilometres to Kisii.
    An image of Jack Osiro, the Nairobi resident who rode 310 kilometres to Kisii.
    Jack Osiro
  • The holiday season is here and as the norm, the majority of Nairobi residents opted to travel home to enjoy the festivities.

    However, getting public transport during the period can be a hustle owing to the increased demand. The cost of bus tickets shoots and passengers end up spending hours on the road due to heavy traffic witnessed in the period.

    As such, a Nairobi man opted to cycle 310 kilometres to his home in Kisii to enjoy his December holidays.

    An image of Jack Osiro, the Nairobi resident who rode 310 kilometres to Kisii
    An image of Jack Osiro, during his 310 kilometres journey to Kisii
    Jack Osiro

    Jack Osiro left Nairobi on Wednesday, December 22, at 4 a.m on his road bike. He packed his full cycling gear and carried with him a small backpack.

    He plied the Nairobi-Kisii route passing through the hilly Mai Mahiu stretch. He also made a stopover in Narok town for refreshments.

    The journey took a total of 13 hours and 4 minutes and he ascended an elevation of 3,597metres.

    Osiro travelled back to Nairobi on Tuesday, December, 28 in what he described as the more challenging trip. He had to battle tough elevation and unforgiving weather conditions.

    "Leaving Kisii highlands was not easy because of the tough elevation. Towards Sotik, it was freezing and foggy. Into Mulot, Narok, all the way to Mai Mahiu it was pure torture, fighting tough headwinds," he wrote.

    It took him 14 hours, 20 minutes, and an elevation of 3,938 metres. Nonetheless, he described the journey as tough yet exciting.

    The fete left him fit as he managed to burn a total of 14,842 calories in his journey to Kisii and back. Osiro's narration of his encounter inspired many Kenyans who marvelled at his fete. 

    This was the third time he had ridden his bicycle over long distances. He has travelled on his bicycle to Mount Kenya twice, individually and in a group.

    Osiro however advised Kenyans interested in riding over long distances that it required a lot of investment. According to him, the bike, gear and accessories cost an arm and leg.

    Jack Osiro shares a photo of poor visibility due to mist during his journey.
    Jack Osiro shares a photo of poor visibility due to mist during his journey.
    Jack Osiro
    Jack Osiro shares a photo of his journey to Kisii
    Jack Osiro shares a photo of his journey to Kisii
    Jack Osiro
    Jack Osiro, poses for a photo in Meru County in a past expedition
    Jack Osiro, poses for a photo in Meru County in a past expedition
    Jack Osiro
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