Motorcycle explorer Spencer Conway sets off to tackle the
biggest challenge of his life.
Taking little in the way of equipment (other than a trusty
Tenere), Spencer heads out to circumnavigate the second-largest and
Conway’s adventure brings him into close contact with the
diverse and vibrant cultures of Africa, proving that the old Western soubriquet
of ‘The Dark Continent’ was about as far from the truth as possible.
He has to contend with hugely varied terrain, including crossings
of the Nubian, Namibian and Saharan Deserts, extremes of weather, impenetrable
bureaucracy and pretty loose interpretations of the rules of the road.
Along the way he
encounters difficulties and challenges – not the least of which is getting shot
at in Kenya – but he doesn’t let it put him off as he continues his quest to
ride all the way around Africa.