Tour magical Kenya on a bicycle

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12047065 916998648376236_2729501743139584587_nBaiskeli adventures, a tour company, is giving Kenyans a chance to tour their country as they cycle 80km from Nairobi to Lake Magadi while at the same time also growing their brains as a research found.

A study published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research; found that people scored higher on tests of memory, reasoning, and planning after spinning on a stationary bike than they did before they rode. “When you pedal, you force more nerve cells to light up,” said Brian Christie, a neuroscientist and the lead researcher of the study, “this in turn intensifies the creation of proteins like brain-derived neurotrophic factor and a compound called noggin which promotes the formation of new brain cells releasing neurotransmitters so all those cells, new and old, can communicate with each other for better, faster functioning.”

“It is going to be strenuous,” said Rakesh Young, the lead adventurer of the company, “but the fun is going to be worth it.”

The company that was started earlier this year was inspired by Rakesh’s love of cycling and travel. “I wanted to show tourists the beauty of our country but using a different way of travelling that was also fun and engaging,” he said. “I took a cycling trip from Nairobi to Mombasa, 600 km for four days, just to enjoy the scenery and at the time, bicycle tourism was nonexistent in the country; I saw a gap that I could fill, which lead to the founding of Baiskeli Adventures.”

The adventure will start at Kona Baridi in the Ngong Hills, cycle for 80km to Magadi, where they are expected to reach by 2pm. “At lake Magadi, we will cool off at the swimming pools, we will later enjoy the hot springs then a barbeque and bonfire at night while camping by the lakeside,” Rakesh said. “On Sunday, we will take a train ride to Kajiado before driving back to Nairobi.”

Baiskeli adventures also organise trips for friends, who would like to go on an adventure but are in need of a guide and also ones for children such as the cycling in the wild.

The adventure will take place on November 7 to 8. Charges are 13500, which is inclusive of the all the entry charges to the venues, refreshments and food. For those without bicycles, they can rent one at Sh1500. For more information you can call Rakesh on: 0717681649.

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