On Tuesday 22/9 the 6th Standard Chartered Rift Valley Odyssey pedals off with a social Prologue ride. Start is from Brackenhurst Hotel at 09:00, for a 42 km ride through the tea plantations of Tigoni. As usual, non-RVO entrants are welcome to join for a fee of 2500/-. The prologue ride will include a 1 hour tour of Karirana Tea Factory to learn about tea manufacture.
All spectator / water points are readily accessible, please do come out to support riders on their 5 day journey. Saturday and Sunday 26/27 Sep are particularly spectator friendly, with outstanding water points high up on Mount Eburru (Saturday) and within Lake Nakuru National Park (Sunday). Directions are available for all that wish to venture out in support.
Race Camp is at Camp Carnelley’s, Naivasha on 23/24 Sep before moving to Mbweha Camp, Soysambu on 25/26 Sep. All are welcome to join us in both camps.
For further details please browse www.riftvalleyodyssey.com
The RVO race schedule is below:
This year 70 riders are lined up for a week of breathtaking MTB adventure; 19 entrants are international from outside East Africa. Participants are from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia.