12 years ago along with my friend Paul Sherwen, we decided to help the people of Africa with the gift of mobility a bicycle provides. All my life I have tried to help the people of Africa by providing the skills and tools needed to get the job done. In my wildest dreams did I ever realize that we along with the incredible Bicycles for Humanity global team would deliver 155,000 bicycles to 11 African countries, while helping train the local community members to manage and support over 200 Bicycle Empowerment Centres. This incredible journey taught us a lot about the will of the people and that by helping provide the skills to get the job done, a lot of good would flow.
We are especially proud of the 4500 bikes we have delivered to Karamoja and we hope to continue this program in this incredible region. In 2017, we are looking forward to hopefully having our first bike adventure with the Tour of Karamoja. Karamoja is a must visit destination, you will be amazed and fall in love with the incredible people of the region. check out Kara Tunga for more more Karamajong Adventures.
As a professional cyclist and now the voice of the Tour de France along with Phil Liggett, we have always dreamed of an all African team in the Tour de France. Supporting the Safari Simbaz and other teams that follow the model David Kinjah is developing . will benefit all in Africa and I encourage you to join us on this journeys well.. It is our dream of having the terrific Safari Simbaz cycling program and events grow in Karamoja.
Together we got 155,000 bicycles to Africa, but hundreds of thousands more are needed. As cycling grows as a sport, many will require race bikes in addition to the mountain bikes the chapters deliver. We are determined to bring the Bicycles for Humanity templates and model to the cycling community of Africa, through the Safari Simbaz and David Kinjah's unique program.. We believe that by reaching out to bike shops and clubs globally, many more will join the B4H movement, continue to adapt clubs and communities and together, provide the gift of mobility a bicycle can deliver to many more in Africa. If you are interested in joining David, Paul and I to help grow cycling in East Africa and to assist in getting more bikes to Kenya and Karamoja, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org