SPONSORS
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With 25 years flying low over this incredible continent we know it intimately. Following in the footsteps of aviation pioneers, yet flying even wider, deeper and more remotely, we offer a range of air services using a fleet of high performance aircraft, that provide extensive versatility and flexibility to meet a range of aviation needs.

From our base in the heart of Kenya at Nanyuki Airfield, we have expanded our sub-Saharan footprint to include 12 African countries, covering more than 9 million km2.

Tropic Air is an air charter and helicopter company, providing private charter flights, heli safaris and much more .. including aerial filming support, wildlife conservation, casevac and special tasks in remote and inaccessible locations. We operate fixed wing Cessna aircraft and Squirrel AS 350 B3’s.

MINI 10to4 SPONSOR

 

The Braeburn Group of International Schools is a group of co-educational schools offering British/ International curricula in Kenya and Tanzania. Our Schools actively value and celebrate diversity, nurturing personal growth by providing a friendly and supportive environment.

Braeburn is about people. Our teaching and non-teaching staff are dedicated to providing the best environment for every child and student to learn and develop. The support of Braeburn parents is recognised as integral to this. The triangle of teachers, parents, and children is strengthened by open communication. We actively encourage comments and suggestions from parents and pupils and our Headteachers operate an open-door policy.

Our Vision is for every student to be given the opportunity to be a successful learner, a confident individual and a responsible citizen. The Braeburn Group of International Schools is proud to be associated with the 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge and we wish every competitor the very best of luck.

FRIENDS OF MOUNT KENYA

 

Agventure Ltd’s main focus is Conservation Agriculture.

Conservation Agriculture focuses on:
- Elimination or reduction of ploughing exercises which disrupt the soils natural processes.
- Preservation of soil = reduced erosion and water conservation.
- Increased use of rotational crops to break the cycle of disease.
- Focus on promoting and boosting biological activity and diversity.
- More opportunistic farming – fewer fixed dates and more season-based cropping decisions.

Rotational crops not only must be used; but they must become part of the economic cycle for the farm. If performed correctly, this can result in lower cost of production and better long-term sustainability for the farming system.
Business units include:
- Input purchasing
- Sale of unprocessed crops
- Sale of part-processed crops
- Oilseed processing
- Retail
- The Center of Excellence for Crop Rotation is a not-for profit department which focuses on building farmer capabilities within the wider farming community.

 

Bayer is a global innovation enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of agriculture and health care. We develop new molecules for use in innovative products and solutions to improve the health of humans, animals and plants.

 

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) is the largest privately-owned Kenyan bank with representation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. As a Bank, our focus in addition to Corporate and Personal Banking business segments is now growing strongly towards focusing on innovative financial solutions targeted also at the Small and Medium Business segment.

 

Rift Valley Adventures Ltd. (RVA) is an Outdoor Education and Adventure Activity Company, with headquarters in Kenya. The company has its own outdoor adventure center and permanent camps in Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy and on the periphery of Ngare Ndare Forest.

RVA has twenty years experience running school expeditions, charity challenges and group trips that combine adventurous journeys, service, volunteering and outdoor adventure and education. We have hosted groups from all over the world who are undertaking their International Gold and Residential Awards focusing on Expeditions; inter-cultural learning at local schools and assisting with various conservation initiatives; Field Based School trips; Inter-Cultural Programs and other meaningful trips that immerse students in the local culture and environment.

As one of two Assured Providers for British Army Adventure Training in Africa, we have an outstanding safety record and maintained international standards that go unsurpassed in the outdoor adventure sector in East Africa.

WATERSTOPS

Launched in 1979, Brown’s still follows the path David and Sue took years ago - crafting natural cheeses using the utmost care and passion for cheese. Continuing on the passion for good food, we now produce a range of crackers, ice cream and jams to complement our cheese. Brown’s will be providing hot grilled cheeses as well as refreshing natural ice creams to serve hot and dusty riders!

Marania farm has been in existence for about 100 years, with Merino Wool Sheep being the main enterprise and business that built the farm. Over time, wool prices have fallen and the Merino Sheep have now been replaced by Hampshire Down Sheep, whose main market is meat. Irralie Murray was instrumental in introducing Aberdeen Angus cattle to Marania and it is now the only Aberdeen Angus stud in East Africa. The farm prides itself on supplying the best quality beef to a restaurant in Nairobi. George Murray investigated and introduced the option of growing crops on the farm and today, crops are the main enterprise. The farm plants wheat, barley, oats, peas, canola and Rhodes grass. Marania has invested in modern machinery, all equipped with satellite steering systems, with the precision agriculture model in mind. Their main aim is to make sure Marania farms as efficiently as possible, with a biological and sustainable approach, and minimise losses due to inaccuracies. For more information about Marania, please contact James at marania@maraniafarm.com.

Oldonyo Farm is a farm within Kenya and is nearby to Timau Forest and Ngare Ndare forest.

In the mid-1990s, Tim and Maggie Hobbs, came across a beautiful, derelict farm on the foothills of Mount Kenya only miles from the Equator. The 64-hectare farm, originally producing dairy and beef, was up for sale and with its perfect conditions for growing roses, the Hobbs bought and developed it into what it is today: a leading specialist supplier of traditional garden scented roses- the only one in Kenya. Tambuzi is an ethically run business with one simple goal – to produce the very finest garden scented roses that money can buy. The roses are carefully selected and grown for weddings and special events and find their way into the hands of the leading florists across the world from our farm in Nanyuki. Fit even for Royal Weddings, these are truly #famousflowers

“There was once a chat about our favourite cheeses and before you knew it, we were making our own”, Managing Director Kalpa Padia explains as she looks back on how Raka Cheese was born. It was 2002 and her husband Rajesh Padia became increasingly passionate about cheese and especially making it in Nyeri, Kenya. It is a straight two-hour drive from Nairobi and now the largest town in the Nyeri County and is the home of the grave of the scouting Movement’s founder, Lieutenant-General Lord Baden-Powell, and his cottage, called Paxtu, are popular attractions. (Source: www.wikipedia.org). It is also where Princess Elizabeth went up the Treetops Lodges and came down a Queen in 1952.

He made Raka Cheddar and distributed it to one of the country’s leading supermarket chain. Currently Raka has grown and has over five varieties and with over ten years experience in the food industry it is already shaping up to be a market leader in Kenya. While in 2010 Raka lost its better half, Rajesh (remember the name Raka comes from Rajesh and Kalpa), his wife Kalpa has taken over and handling it brilliantly with her team of excellent and loyal workers that have stayed on, grown and are raring to keep the sun rays soaring.

It has also penetrated into the export markets of Juba, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania proof of Expanding tastes and appreciation of Raka products. Our cheese is suitable for vegetarians and has received the Halal Certificate.

PARTNERS
Horse riding tuition; from the very young to the reasonably old.  Specialising in starting very small children and the older, ‘nicely nervous,’ but also welcoming the ‘young and old who are bold’.  Learn to ride and care for horses in a totally natural environment on happy relaxed horses; who love the job teaching you. Our aim is to get you in a confident safe position on a horse, so that you may take on the world and everything in it.  Just spending some of your spare time with horses is extremely therapeutic, but enjoying the incredible landscape and wildlife of our region on horseback -is a chance not to be missed. We can get you to that point if you wish. We recommend!  Come and learn to ride well @Altitude, where only the sky is the limit.

Mukima Village, 10km from Nanyuki. Facebook; Altitude Horse Riding. Tel; 0708286439. Email; wizzystuff@gmail.com

 

Borana Conservancy is dedicated to the sustainable conservation of land and wildlife. Our holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprises to building local livelihoods and enhancing eco-system integrity.

In 2013, a founding population of 21 Black Rhino were introduced to Borana Conservancy. Once they were settled, Borana and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy were integrated to form one landscape; 92,000 acres of unspoilt African wilderness and the largest contiguous rhino habitat in East Africa. There are now almost 90 black rhino and over 80 white rhino on the Lewa-Borana Landscape.

Our sustainable lifestyle is focused around conservation, community, culture and commerce (the 4Cs). Borana Conservancy is a Long Run Destination, these are carefully selected for their commitment to enacting the 4Cs. All retained earnings from tourism, ranching and other commercial enterprises contribute towards the support of communities, wildlife and it’s habitat.

 

Footprint Entrepreneur: My profession is sports and remedial massage and my studio is located in Hardy/Langata area in Kenya. I recently completed Sport Massage Level 4 in the UK along with other specialist massage courses. My aim is to help people who have specific injuries associated with sports and to assist with their rehabilitation.

The prime purpose of these massages is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body muscles after or during a physical and/or demanding activity. This will help relieve tightness, stiffness and restrictions in the muscle tissues. This will aid the relaxation of muscles and stop the build up of lactic acid.

During the 10to4 weekend I will have my massage tent located at the finish line, on Friday and Saturday between 2.00pm and 6.00pm. Come and see me after your race!

 

For the Six decades (since 1954) that Highlands Mineral Water Company has been refreshing the East African region, value, quality and innovation have been the gears that drive the Company.

Our product range includes locally produced bottled drinking water and fruit flavoured cordials, which have been a favourite with families in Kenya for generations. To ensure we keep up with customer demands, we have also expanded our range to include CLUB. a carbonated soft drink available in various variants.

We have also introduced an Energy Drink, a magnum of energy that keeps you in control. In line with this, all our products have been certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards with our water carrying the Diamond mark of Quality.

Highlands strongly believes in environmental conservation hence takes pride in supporting initiatives that are environmentally conservative in nature such as the Mount Kenya 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge among other initiatives, which build and support sustainable communities.

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Mawingu (which means cloud in Swahili) is a Kenya based company that connects rural and unconnected communities in Africa, to the Internet. Using high-performance low-cost technology. Mawingu’s vision is to connect Africa with affordable, reliable internet, bridging the digital divide and supporting the goals of the Global Connect Initiative to help bring an additional 1.5 billion people online by 2020.

Founded in 2013 Mawingu is part of Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative to improve global competitiveness in Africa. Mawingu connects multiple customer locations, schools, county government offices, libraries, healthcare clinics and the Red Cross. With access costing as little as $1 a week, Mawingu is empowering local communities.

Mawingu operates two main business lines;
Consumer: which oversees the operation of hundreds of hotspots and Enterprise which provides home, lodges, big hotels and small businesses with private internet across Meru, Karatina, Embu, Laikipia, Nyeri, Isiolo and Nyahururu counties.

Interested in Sponsoring 10to4?
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