25 Feb 2006. Participants from as far afield as South Africa, the US and the UK will battle 56 km and a variety of terrain in the annual 10 4 Safaricom Mountain Bike Challenge, now in its fifth year. The route begins at 10,000 ft above sea level on the Mt Kenya moorlands above Timau and descends approximately 6,000 ft through wheat fields, settlements and forest before ending at the Ngare Ndare River on Borana Ranch. There is also a shorter course for those wanting something a little less testing. The event is being organized by the Bill Woodley Mt Kenya Trust, a Kenya based organization committed to preserving and promoting the Mt Kenya national park and UNESCO world heritage site, and the international wildlife charity Born Free Foudation, and is sponsored by Kenyas leading mobile telephone operator Safaricom. 75% of money raised will go to the Bill Woodley Mt Kenya Trust; the rest will be distributed among local school and community projects along the route. Race starts at 08.30; participants must be at the Timau campsite no later than 07.30. Registration closes on 11 Feb.
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Mountain Bike Challenge - Mt Kenya.
Mt Kenya national park. For full details and fees see the 10to4 website or contact Susie Weeks of the Bill Woodley Mt Kenya Trust on tel. +254 (0) 20 607891 or email Susie@mountkenyatrust.org.