98. African cycling pioneer David Kinjah, the man who made Chris Froome

Cyclist Magazine Podcast

Feb 8 2024 • 1 hr 16 mins

Joining James and Will this week is David Kinjah, Kenyan former pro cyclist who was the first black African to ride for a European team, competed at World Championships and Commonweath Games, founded the Safari Simbaz Cycling Trust and mentored many young African cyclists including one Christopher Clive Froome.


Kinjah talks us through his journey into pro cycling, his experiences in Europe, Chris Froome and African cycling in 2024.


Kinjah is also ambassador and ride leader for Ride Africa, a five day, 500km ride through some of Kenya's most beautiful regions, raising money for Child.org as it goes. Places on next year's ride are available now.


Ride Africa will take place on 2nd - 9th February 2025 and 15th - 22nd November 2025. See rideafrica.org for more details.


Interview starts at 5:47.


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