About the Safari Simbaz
The Safari Simbaz Cycling Centre is a non-profit organisation based on the outskirts of Kikuyu, about 15km from Nairobi, Kenya.
The project is the brainchild of David Kinjah, Kenya’s most experienced and decorated cyclist. He is a cycling legend in Africa, having won numerous events and mentored Chris Froome (the Tour de France winner for the third time this year).
His vision is to reduce poverty through the bike and, for the last 15 years, he has dedicated his time to doing just this.
The Safari Simbaz programmes involve children from townships and villages in a positive, after-school activity. The purpose is to give youth of disadvantaged communities the skills and opportunities to make a success of their lives.
David believes that sports like cycling give children the opportunity to become both physically and emotionally strong, building both confidence and self-esteem.
Life skills such as courage, determination, dedication, teamwork, perseverance and resilience are key to achieving success. Life skills like learning to win modestly, lose graciously and strive for excellence are also integral to this activity.
Through the power of the bike, champions are made for life.