It was very encouraging to see the number of cyclists from
non-private schools take part in the sport of cycling.
For the first time
one could see their joy when they won in certain events
In most cases only
the private schools aka academies are invited to take part in
these events thus locking out some true potential down in the
Most amazingly we
had several cyclists who are from the heart of old town.
As we know old town
has been in the news lately for the wrong reasons.
It is these
ambassadors of the old town youth who not only proved their
prowess in cycling but also to show the world that some of them
are not what people see in the news.
sponsored several athletes from the neighborhood just to keep
them out of drugs and substance abuse.
performance was impressive, they still have a long way to go in
terms of equipment’s, i.e. bicycles.
Coastweek -- Omar Said
founder of cafe arabika cycling team awarding Farheen Uppal, one
of the veteran ladies with her participation medallion.
At this juncture we
would like to urge all the parents to get proper equipment for
their kids as it will really enhance their performance.
The Café Arabika
cycling championship organizing committee together with the
Buffalo fun and fitness club youth group would like to sincerely
thank all our sponsors for having such a caring and giving heart
because without their support for this event it would not have
These are; The bike
shop, Mombasa maize millers, Swahili beach, Turtle bay, graphic
world, R.K Sanghani, Meat magic, Broski fitness and London look
With your donations,
we were able to provide not only a day of fun for the entire
cycling fraternity but also played a big role in ensuring our
youth are engaged in meaningful and fruitful activities.
To all who
volunteered to either officiate or help in one way or the other
we say thank you very much.
Coastweek -- Oshwal
Academy team and Jaffery Academy team members receiving
To mention a few,
Mr. Ole of Jaffery academy and his super team of time keepers,
the announcer Mr. Tom Amumi of Oshwal Academy among others.
A special thank you
to Mohamed Ramadhan alias “Moha” of Delray Cargo who together
with Kenya Triathlon Secretary General Mr. Abdulrazak Mwangi who
was the race co coordinator and Ismail Mohamed patrolled the
route with their motor bikes to escort the cyclist from the
start of the event to the end.
This event would not
have run smoothly as it did without the blessings of the
almighty, without you (volunteers) putting in the long hours
prefilling water bottles, serving food and snacks and overseeing
the general activities for our youth and all the parents who
were present and those who were not present, but permitted their
children to take part in the event...
Big salute to all
the School Principals and Head Masters/Mistresses who accepted
our invitation and permitted their respective schools to take
part in the event.
“Together we made a
difference in our community!” said Mr. Omar Said who is the
founder of café Arabika and The Bike Shop.
“At this juncture we
would like to send our heartfelt thank you to the most important
of all and these are the Kenya police traffic department, the
Mombasa county inspectorate department, the Kenya red cross
society and last but not least the National Museums of Kenya for
permitting us to use the venue (Mama Ngina drive) and also
waiving the charges. We say a big Asante Sana” said Mohamed
Ahmed “GS” who was the race director.