Riaan Manser is a pioneering explorer, based in South Africa. He was the first person to circumnavigate the coast of Africa by bicycle, a distance of 37,000 km, through 34 countries over two years and two months. In July 2009 he became the first person to kayak 5,000 km around Madagascar, alone and unaided. Both journeys are covered in his books, Around Africa on My Bicycle and Around Madagascar on my Kayak. In 2011 he also circumnavigated Iceland in a two-man kayak with Dan Skinstad. Riaan then conquered the oceans with his wife, Vasti. They completed a journey, "Take Me 2 New York" that started in December 2013. They rowed from Morocco, Africa to New York City, USA in an ocean rowing boat alone and unaided. Their latest journey is the famous honeymoon trip where they rowed from California to Hawaii again alone and unaided a small ocean rowing boat.
No Food For Lazy Man:
No Food for Lazy Man™ is a charity organisation set up by Solo Adventurer, Riaan Manser, to provide disadvantaged children with a sporting chance at a brighter future.
The No Food for Lazy Man™ trust identifies schools throughout the Province that are in dire need of assistance and supplies them with basic sporting equipment to ensure all our children receive the recreational stimulation necessary to build confidence, character and instill teamwork. For many of these children, the ability to take part in sport is all it will take for them to live out their dreams and aspirations.
Manser likes to do things a little differently... he expects the children to give back to society in some way or another… For example, some children recently chose to do a "beach clean" as part of their payback.
This is Manser's way of educating the youth that there is "no food for lazy man", and he hopes that in years to come these children might one day become the sporting heroes that other kids will aspire to follow, and he hopes too that they will also learn that things don't come free, and that we should give back where we can.
- Around Africa on My Bicycle
- Around Madagascar on my Kayak
- Around Iceland On Inspiration
- 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
Facebook: Riaan Manser