BIKERS ARE TIRED OF HARASSMENT

In 2007, Kenya exempted motorcycles below 250cc from a 16 percent value added tax to spur job creation. in September 2016 a 100 US dollars exercise tax imposed in December 2015 was also lifted following lobbying from dealers and manufacturers. Following this, the importation of motorcycles surged by about 80% by end of the year …

ONE GIRL, TWO WHEELS – THE CYCLING KENYAN GIRL

Gloria is a cyclist and a triathlete.  Nairobi has a cycling community of over 5,000 members and only 5% of those are women. She is one of the 5% and a top cyclist having represented Kenya in the ITU (International Triathlon Union) in Spain in 2019.  She cycles for commute, travel and as a sport.  I …

WEARING OF HELMETS HAS DRASTICALLY REDUCED WITH CORONA.

Overall, prevalence of helmet use in Kenya remains extremely low for various  reasons. Some that can be addressed with a sustainable and continuous campaign on education and sensitization of riders.  Others will involve the policy makers and enforcement authorities. While we have been grappling with these issues, the corona pandemic has eroded the small wins we …

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A LONG DISTANCE INTENSE MOTORCYCLE RIDE.

A quick glance at the traffic update on your local platform and you can almost tell how long it will take you to get to the office or that meeting place with that friend. These estimates are way easier when riding a motorcycle than when driving.  A motorcycle saves time and it's just fun riding …

LIVING FASHIONABLY FROM A MOTORCYCLE WARDROBE

Take a minute and think - "What is the size of your wardrobe?" What if all you had for three and a half years was a bag - 70 ltrs or 1ft X 1ft X 3ft? This is however my life. Before I started riding a motorcycle, I was this girly girly girl who wore cute dresses …

#243 Reason. Why am riding around the world. Reason 5 – REDISCOVERING THIS WOMAN

To be honest i don't think i will rediscover myself out there.  This has already started but i know much more will happen while on the road.  In October 2015 i did three things.  I trained to ride a motorcycle,  quite a job i loved (but hated the politics) and also got hired in another …

#243 Reasons why i am riding around the world – Reason 4 – TO EXPERIENCING THE LOVE IN THE WORLD

You can read about our world tour on our website To support us, you can donate on this link Its been slightly over one year planning for this trip. Our trip will last three years, or slightly more. When the idea came up, we quickly without much thought settled on it and we were so …

#243reasons why am riding around the world. Reason no. 3 MY COUNTRY, MY HOME

To support donate through our fundraising link here. If you have been to our website (http://throttleadventures.com/about-us/) you know our trip is all about our country. To take Kenya out there, tell the story of Kenya and represent Kenyans. Being the first Kenyans and Black Africans to take up such an adventure, questions like "where are …

243 Reason – why am riding around the world – Reason 2 – PRESSING THE RESET BUTTON

Check out our trip story on http://throttleadventures.com/about-us/. To support donate here We all have a story of "I did not do it, life happened or I really wanted to do it but life happened or I wish I could do it but life !!" When I talk about our 3 years adventure trip, am asked; you …

243 Reasons – Why am going to ride around the world – Reason 1: FOR ME AND MY KIDS.

Its exactly 243 days to the departure of the world Bike tour. I will share one reason everyday, why am doing the trip. Let's call it #243reasons. To support donate here You can also read about our riding around the world here  I am doing this for me and my kids. You are asking how? How …