Saturday, July 23, 2011

'Tour de Kiwoko'

We had our own version of the Tour de France here at New Hope yesterday. Students in the secondary school competed in a bicycle road race from the school to the village of Kiwoko and then back through a really rough local road to the school. They raced on local bikes which have no gears or brakes and are usually stopped by catapulting oneself off. It all made for a lot of excitement as we cheered the competitors on. Some of the boys in particular were incredibly fast and completed the course in under 45 minutes. We loved how the last riders back received just as enthusiastic a response as the first ones. As they say "Well done!" Enjoy the pictures!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a lot of fun, I've never been on a bike without breaks!