Capital to Coast Charity Cycle (C2C) is an annual Charity Bicycle Ride from Nairobi to Mombasa that takes enthusiastic riders on approximately 600 km trip from the Capital of Kenya, Nairobi, to the East Coast of Kenya, Mombasa, in only 6 days. Through the C2C Charity Cycle, we intend to help change the lives of orphans living in Child of Mercy Orphanage Centre (COMOC) by contributing towards the last bit of the new dormitory construction among several critical needs of the 43 children.
In the past two years, C2C Charity Cycle has raised over Ksh. 700,000 which boosted the construction process. This year’s C2C Charity Cycle aims to complete the building and possibly help the orphanage start a sustainable business for itself.
  • 6 days of cycling approximately 600km
  • 2 rest days (at COMOC)
  • 1 travel day
  • Closing ceremony on Day 8 (gifts and certification) at COMOC
DEPARTURE DATE December 26, 2017
RETURN DATE January 3, 2018
All Meals Transport to Nairobi Donation to COMOC
Support Vehicle
Medic Bike Mechanic
  • A well serviced bicycle (mountain bike, cyclocross, hybrid, touring bike)
  • Comfortable and well padded cycling gear
  • Passport (Tanzanian Visa where necessary)
  • Change of clothes for the 8 days
  • Personal camping gear 
  • Toiletries and other personal effects

All participants should be mentally and physically prepared and registered by December 1st, 2016.

If unable to participate in the actual ride, you can still donate/sponsor a cyclist, Ksh. 50 per KM, (and choose how many KMs to sponsor) or volunteer with us.

Additional information

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Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017:

  • Depart from Nairobi to Machakos (via Kangundo rd)
  • Distance: 108km (asphalt and dirt roads)
  • Challenges: Relatively easy start with a steep Ascent on Kathiani
  • Stop-Overs: Kangundo
  • What to see: Iveti Forest, Mua Hills, and Machakos People’s Park.

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017:

  • Machakos to Emali (via Wote rd)
  • Distance: 96km (asphalt and dirt roads)
  • Challenge: Steep ascent (1151m); moderate traffic into Emali
  • Stop Overs: Emali-Wote Junction
  • What to see: Sweeping savannah and the 40km long Makongo Valley

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017:

  • Emali to Rongai (Tanzania)
  • Distance: 107km (all asphalt)
  • Challenge: The “false flat” 17km into Loitoktok; heat and cross winds
  • Stop Overs: Kimana and the Kenya/Tanzania border
  • What to see: Chyulu Hills, vast Maasai plains and the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s Rooftop!!

Friday, Dec 29, 2017:

  • Rongai to Lake Jipe
  • Distance: 116km (asphalt and dirt roads)
  • Stop Overs: Lake Chala and Holili/Taveta Border
  • Challenges: The hairpin swift descents to Rombo, Mkuu!
  • What to see: Mt. Kilimanjaro, the wild Tsavo West and the serene Lake Jipe

Saturday, Dec 30, 2017:


Sunday, Dec 31, 2017:

  • Samburu to Likoni (COMOC)
  • Distance: 145km (dirt and tarmac roads)
  • Stop Overs: Kinango and Kwale
  • Challenge: Conquering Shimba Hills!!
  • What to see: The colorful Taitas, the sights and sounds of Shimba Hills National Reserve, the beach and THE CHILDREN AT LAST!!
  • 2018 Cross Over Celebrations

Monday, Jan 1, 2018:

  • Interacting and bonding with the children at COMOC
  • Riders are free to tour Mombasa at their own pleasure

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018:

  • New Year’s Celebrations with the children at COMOC
  • Riders are free to tour Mombasa at their own pleasure

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018:

  • Return to Nairobi by bus…or train.

Please take time to donate to our cause:

Go to Mpesa

Select “Lipa na Mpesa”

Then “Paybill”

Enter Business Number – 261092

Followed by Account Number – C2C

Then amount and confirm transaction

For participants to raise funds individually for the cause, kindly download this form. Of the amount raised, only Ksh. 35,000 will be deducted to cover the participant’s expenses during the C2C period. Any amount over and above that will be considered the individual’s donation to the orphanage.

The participant who raises the highest amount will be acknowledged and awarded.

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Tour Reviews

4.75 based on 4 reviews
September 15, 2016

Yet to attend one but looking foward to.

October 14, 2016

Last year was epic. The event was well planned. I can’t wait to do it again this year, esp riding on the new routes.

October 15, 2016

Learning a ton from these neat areilcts.

December 9, 2016

Did the tour last year, it was amaaaaaazing ! ok at the end you are ‘dead’ but it is well worth the commitment when you see the faces of the kids you are riding for. PLEASE help with this cause and participate or donate !

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