U23 Development Programme
For those with a particular talent for cycling and an aspiration to become a pro-cyclist, the opportunity is there to grow and develop into the calibre of cyclists equipped to join the U23 development team.
The U23 development team is run separately from the Safari Simbaz educational centre, which focuses on providing children with life skills and promotes amateur cycling.
The U23 development team draws talent from a number of cycling clubs, including the Kenya Riders. It is open to children who demonstrate a particular aptitude for the sport to move from the Safari Simbaz educational centre. The U23 development team incubates talent and acts as a feeder scheme to various African pro-cycling teams such as Qhubeka.
The U23 development team receives the valuable support of David Kinjah, who is passionate about the professional sport and has mentored elite cyclists. Chris Froome, three-time winner of the Tour de France, testifies to this as he spent many years with David Kinjah who nurtured his love for the bike.