reohn2 wrote:Mike Sales wrote:reohn2 wrote:East Africa is a poor part of the world generally so the opportunities for bike racing are few whereas running has always been a cultural and perhaps necessary way of life,that and the light frame/build of East Africans is a bonus.
One hopes that the area will not always remain poor.
Whilst I agree I fear it may.
Kenya has an emerging middle class although the very poorest in the slums of Nairobi live in tragic conditions. The problem with cycling is not the availability of good equipment but the roads. Driving standards and surfaces are not conducive to cycling in my experience. Curiously the sport being most heavily promoted is rugby, especially the 7 aside version.