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Tambuzi Sponsors and Mans a Water-Point at the 10 to 4 Mountain Bike Challenge, 2013

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Christine Shikuku hands out water at the 10 to 4

11 Jun 2013

The 10 to 4 Mountain Bike Challenge is a competitive mountain biking experience which winds its way through rich forests, bush habitats, wheat farms and settlements. Starting at 10,000ft on the stunning Mt. Kenya moorlands, the route descends through farms, villages and the Ngare Ndare forest, eventually ending near Borana Lodge at about 4500ft. The event raises funds for the Mt. Kenya Trust’s (MKT) conservation projects and aims to bring awareness to the important and threatened afro-alpine forest habitat and the need to conserve it.

Tambuzi Ltd. sponsored a water point with their donated 25,000 KSH, and the company’s management team participated in manning it, during this 2013 event. The team included the Managing Director and his children, the General Manager, the Human Resources Manager, Roses Production Manager, Finance Manager and the Sales & Export Manager. The funds from the event will be primarily spent on tree planting to initiate a new MKT reforestation project and to establish nurseries for indigenous trees in the Mt. Kenya National Reserve with the help of the Kenya Forest Service and local communities. Funds will also assist the MKT Patrol Teams, Borana Educational Trust, Ngare Ndare Forest Trust and schools in the vicinity of the race routes.