Below is a link to our excel spreadsheet which has all our trip log details, places we’ve stayed, GPS co-ordinates and accomodation costs.
Further info for Merlin / DerekIn addition to the info above:Patrick was a great help and very knowledgeable. He showed me around their workshop and storage area. Below is a summary of what I learned:1.They need more spare parts, including:·Chains·Freewheel·chain wheel·shocks – they prefer shocks without a thread / shocks with adjustable stem·brake wire·gear wire·bottom bracket – two different types·Better patches for tyre repair2.They like to receive some aluminium bikes as they are popular with businessmen for commuting.3.The preferred bike is a hybrid4.There is some demand for road bikes and cycle shoes to fit SPDs, as well as road bike tyres5.They need wheel alignment tools.6.They would prefer to get a shipment of bikes regularly, ideally every three months.7.Cycle helmets are not well used, so don’t need too many of those.8.They would appreciate some training from a bike mechanic, in particular to teach them:·How to make trolleys and trailers·How to make and attach carriers to carry people and goods·How to do wheel alignments·How to maintain hubs – especially three-speed hubs.I met two street kids who had benefited from the bikes – Pascale Juma, 22 and Godfrey Wesonga, 25. See article for info about Godfrey. Pascale received the bike two months ago and uses it to bike out to Glad’s House and to football practice, and also to get around town. At the time we visited he didn’t have the bike as he had rented it out to someone to make some money!!Both of them received hi-vis vests which they seem pretty pleased with, and the rest I gave to Liz/Patrick to distribute as they see fit.