From Iten to the world: a pursuit of cycling glory, success

Suleiman Kangangi of Bike Aid leads the peloton during the Madaraka Day Challenge race on the Aberdare Ranges on June 1, 2019. PHOTO | TONNY GITHINJI |

What you need to know:

  • The challenges standing in the way of the development if cycling in Kenya are many.

Kenyans are renowned world beaters in middle and long distance running, and Iten is the undisputed home of champions. But now, a group of young lads from Iten are determined to throw a new sport in the list of Kenya’s all-conquering disciplines. Cycling. And they have the ambitious dream of making it to the Tour de France someday. And even harbour dreams of taking part in the Olympic Games.


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