In order to raise more funds for Save the Rhino and specifically for the Borana Conservancy project with the Feral Film Foundation, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September 2014, Jimmy Greenwood will be cycling 220 kilometres as part of the Rift Valley Odyssey. It is an off road mountain biking route with ascent of around 3000 metres in total.
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DAY 1 - Friday - 96km - 1,550m ascent
The route starts on the shores of Lake Naivasha where Jimmy helped to set up a wildlife sanctuary from 1996 to 1999 - including the translocation of six white rhino from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The route passes through part of this sanctuary now known as Oserangoni. After crater lake sanctuary, the route navigates a network of small farms then climbs steeply up the slopes of Mount Eburu and down the other side to camp on Soysambu Conservancy.
DAY 2 - Saturday - 78km - 1,320m ascent
Starts with a long steep climb back up the forested slopes of Mount Eburu. At the top of the main climb is a 10km route through ancient indigenous forest, passing 50 volcanic craters before a fast descent back down onto Soysambu plains and back to camp.
DAY 3 - Sunday - 78km - 800m ascent
The final day navigates farmland on the way to the lower slopes of the Mau escarpment and down into Lake Nakuru National Park, where 11 of Borana's black rhino came from last September. The final stretch is amongst densely populated wildlife across the plains and into adjoining Soysambu conservancy.