A 14,000 mile motorcycle journey through Africa that created memories to last a lifetime
Alan Whelan was on a unique quest to find the people in the hidden heart of Africa. On the 14,000 mile solo journey through Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, and all the way to Cape Town across deserts and the toughest roads imaginable, he met sporting legends and ministers, peacekeepers and outlaws, and countless others who shared their last morsel of food with him. Armed with little more than blind optimism, he experienced a jaw-dropping ride. Uplifting, insightful, and funny, this is the story of one man's determination through the most physically and emotionally challenging five months of his life.
Alan Whelan is based in Lancashire with his South African wife and is often asked to give talks about his trip. He trained as a journalist and now works in PR. He used the journey to raise money for charity in Africa: www.abhaha.com.