From the small town of Iten, 2 300m above the Rift Valley in Kenya, to the raw energy of Kigali, Rwanda, this is a story about the potential of African cycling and it’s ability to restore faith to this most beautiful, difficult and enigmatic of sports.
Can Africa be the next cycling powerhouse? What challenges stand in the way? Who are the characters?
Baisikeli follows the Kenyan National Cycling team as they hope to emulate the success of their running brothers and make a career in the sport.
Founded in 2010, Sinamatella Productions
is an independent Film Production and Distribution company based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Our aim is to tell stories, rich in imagery, that will inspire you to get back outside.
The focus is on sports and adventures that “don’t require a motor, where reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature”. Consequently, Sinamatella hopes that these wild places – both out there and in our soul – will be conserved in a sustainable manner so that there will always be singletrack, perspiration, fresh air and wide open vistas. Our underlying belief is that more people outdoors equals more stoke equals greater empathy for the environment and that this contributes to conservation.