Africa needs bike saddles / by Charles Lomodong

Bike saddle

Bicycle saddles, or bike seats should be comfortable enough for you to enjoy a ride.

Bike saddle

If it weren’t comfortable, would you still ride on it?

Bike saddle

Residents of Western Equatoria, in South Sudan, love bicycles. Actually, I do not know if they love bicycles. I am sure though, those who own and ride one are glad to have one.

Bike saddle

In Western Equatoria, a lot of people live far from city centers.

Bike saddle

And if you do not have a bicycle, you have to walk to a city center.

Bike saddle

Incase you ever needed anything in the city center, without a bike, a walk is usually 20-minutes or more, which doesn’t seem like much of a challenge.

Bike saddle

But think of their nutrition and health first.

Bike saddle

So, those who have bicycles are glad they have one, it makes commuting easy, and they do not have to walk for 20 minutes, 20 miles or even more.

Bike saddle

Maybe you don’t need to go to city center for an errand, you may still need to go there for medical treatment. 

Bike saddle

Imagine riding on this bicycle saddle for 20 miles, or more, while you have symptoms of Malaria, or typhoid.

Bike saddle

Imagine carrying someone who is sick, or a pregnant woman, or a woman who has gone into labor. How could you be careful while riding on this bike saddle?

Bike saddle

I am just sharing with you some very tired, and old saddles. But thanks for browsing. 

… And think of the sick women, and children, maybe a primary health care facility that is closer to the population, would be better, and it would help the sick.