By Riaan Manser
In a global first, nearly highly, Riaan Manser rode a bicycle correct round the continent of Africa. It took him years, months and fifteen days. He rode 36 500 kilometres via 34 diversified nations. In round Africa on my Bicycle, Manser tells the tale of this epic trip. it's a tale of blood, sweat, toil and tears. it's a tale of triumph and occassional catastrophe. Of nights out lower than the celebrities, of searing warmth and rain, of unending miles of Africa and of urgent on and not surrendering regardless of the odds. in most cases but it is the tale of 1 man's braveness and backbone to flee the mundane and spot the continent he loves and feels quite a bit part of. it's a tale of the human heat he encounters, and sometimes human wrath and hostility as he crosses afflicted international locations and borders.
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