Riaan Manser chats to Crank

Crank crew member Rob recently bumped into legendary solo adventurer Riaan Manser at the Cape Epic route launch in Johnannesburg. In this video, Riaan shares his thoughts on the 2010 Cape Epic, his latest Madagascar adventure, leg shaving and why beards are making a comeback.

Riaan is famous for his incredible solo circumnavigation of Africa, covering a staggering 37, 000km and 34 countries on a mountain bike, and more recently becoming the first person to successfully kayak 5000km around Madagascar, alone and unaided.

Riaan uses his adventures as a means to build awareness around the dire poverty in Africa, and runs several social upliftment programs that can be found on his website www.africa365.co.za.