Nakuru is a multi-tribal cosmopolitan city with pink flamingos on by the lake, and where the bicycle is still relevant.
The 4th fastest marathoner in history, Wilson Kipsang, was an itinerant bicycle salesman ... hawking firewood, ferrying people, basically hustling for a living on a bike. Our job is the find the next Kipsang before he's enticed to running! Since 2014, our man in Nakuru, Simon Ketoti, has been a talent scout, mentor and coach to students in dozens of schools we are collaborating with; he stops every young man he finds who uses the bike to make a living; he organises races; he conducts cycling camps during the school holidays.
With these disparate methods, we've assembled a small team of trainee cyclists, and the first cyclist from Nakuru will be heading off to Europe in the summer of 2017, where he aspires to join Salim Kipkemboi in BIKE AID.
Somewhere out there is a young man transporting people or firewood on his bike. He will have talent and will. We will find him, equip him with a bike and train him.
And the world will see him take flight.