Gérald Coniel

Modern day globe trotter, self-made business man, and passionate mountain biker, are just a few of the very different ways you could describe Gerald Coniel. His career as an entrepreneur in the publishing world has taken him and his family to live all over the world in the past two decades. Father of two, married to a Finnish woman, and fluent in several languages, Gerald is the epitome of the 21st century global lifestyle. Add to this his resilient attitude of never giving up, a strong sense of humor, a large dose of French culture, a hint of Scandinavian coolness, and you start to understand who we are dealing with. Beware, his enthusiasm is contagious!

He shares his epic 12,000 km long adventure across the African continent. His book gives a fun and fresh look at Africa while exposing the challenges of racing a bicycle on some of the most daunting roads on the planet.

Some words from the epiloque, written by him as a summary:
"I had never seen so many smiles and so many Kalashnikovs, such poverty and yet so much generosity. Although Africa had often given me the impression of a blind faith in their religious beliefs, I now admired their passion for life and was a Mzungu too, but Africa's blood would still run im my veins for quite some time..."