All roads will lead to the historic mama Ngina drive on Sunday
the 30th of September to witness renewed rivalry between clubs
and schools in this year’s Café Arabika road cycling
For those who
do not understand anything about Road bicycle racing, here
is what it is all about.
racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling, held
on paved roads. Road racing is the most popular
professional form of bicycle racing, in terms of numbers
of competitors, events and spectators.
The two most
common competition formats are mass start events, where
riders start simultaneously and race to a set finish
point; and time trials, where individual riders or teams
race a course alone against the clock.
Arabika main race is going to be a sprint event whereby
cyclists are going to cover 30 km at the mama Ngina drive
will cover 6 laps of the circuit.
several clubs in Mombasa will battle it out for the prize
money and the fame.
coast cycling club, coast wheelers club, buffalo fun and
fitness club are among the regions teams which have
already confirmed their full participation in the event.
Tanzania, Nairobi, Kisumu and Nyeri have also confirmed
their participation as well.
“Due to public
demand we have added other categories to the event.
“We have added
the hippo category (this is for riders who weigh more than
95 kilograms) and veteran category (men who are over forty
years and women who are more than 35 years old)”. Said the
race director Mohamed Ahmed aka GS.
There will be
several other age groups categories for the schools and clubs
with cyclist as young as 5 years expected to race in the event.
All schools have
been invited to take part in the event and as usual we will see
coaches and parents cheering and encouraging their kids to push
Everyone will be a
winner in the event as participants will be awarded with
medallions and certificates in recognition of their efforts.
will be given a 30 per cent discount at the café Arabika down
town branch during the day when they present their race number.
They will also receive a discount at the bike shop in Nyali when
they shop for cycling equipment’s, i.e. bicycles, helmets jersey
etc. (if you do not have a helmet go get one now because if you
do not have a helmet you will not be allowed to participate).