Video: Baisikeli – The Story Of An African Cycling Team

We all know that the athletes from Kenya are well known as some of the best long distance runners on the planet. But what if those same athletes turned their attention to cycling – a sport that demands plenty of endurance and skill as well? That’s the question that the creative team behind a new film entitled Baisikeli will ask as they follow a Kenyan cycling team as they deal with the trials and tribulations of learning the sport in hopes of some day becoming an international powerhouse.

The filmmakers have launched a Kickstarter campaign for the film and they’re currently looking for some funding to help move forward with the project. The teaser for what they have in mind can be found below, and as a fan of cycling and all things Africa, I think it looks very interesting. The goal of the Kickstarter is to raise £33,000 ($51,000) to help fund the project and as of right now they’re sitting at a fraction of that with 18 days to go. Hopefully it’ll get proper funding as I’d like to hear more of this story.

BAISIKELI – The Story of an African Cycling Team – TEASER from Sinamatella Productions on Vimeo.

Kraig Becker