Man Riding Bike From UK to Lagos Reaches Sahara Desert, Says He Heard Voices Around Him, Many React
- A brave Nigerian man, Kunle Adeyanju, is progressing in his charity ride from London to Lagos as he is now in Africa
- Narrating his experience riding through the Sahara Desert, he said he heard voices around him and explained what could have caused it
- Many Nigerians who reacted to his story said that he is very determined and they look forward to seeing him completing the herculean task
A Nigerian man, Kunle Adeyanju, who has been on a mission to ride from London to Lagos for more than 10 days went from Laayoune to Naouadhibour, covering more than 1,000 kilometers.
In a post on Monday, May 2, the relentless rider said the ride would be his longest since he started out on the journey.
I made it ahead of schedule
Kunle revealed that he got to his present destination two days ahead of time. He went on to say before going to bed the previous night, he read a book that spoke about the limitations people place on themselves.
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After the reading, Kunle dumped his usual routine of setting out by 9 am and instead went out early at 6 am. The man tested his limit all through the journey.
Sahara Desert experience
He said it took him almost two hours to cross the Mauritania border. The determined man travelled across the Sahara desert all through.
Kunle revealed that when he stopped and wanted to make a video in the desert, soldiers who passed by him laughed and wondered if he is okay because of the uncanny nature of the Sahara.
Attesting to how very dangerous the place could be, he said he heard voices around him. In his words:
“…this is the Sahara! And It is true the Sahara is not your friend and it doesn’t forgive nor understand mistakes or ignorance, it just kills you! When I stopped to do the video, I kept turning round because I started hearing different voices.”
According to him, while hearing voices could sound so funny to many, it is true. He, however, said that they are not spirit voices but voices of people who may be around.
He explained it away by said:
“…Because of the strong winds on the Sahara and the relatively flat and bare surfaces, sound waves tend to travel farther, so voices of people from several kilometers away can come out clearly to you.”
Read his thread below:
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"1002 kilometers under 24 hours? That is like traveling from Lagos to Maiduguri."
"Lagos to Maiduguri is 1600kilometers which can be done in 24hrs as well. It all depends on one's strength and good roads to ride on!"
"Been so worried we haven't hear from you since last Thursday or so.. what a relief this is. I salute your courage sir."
"I am so invested in this. God bless you for the updates. It's like a breath of fresh air compared to the normal social media content. Go Eagle!"
He was in Morocco
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported on Thursday, April 28, the man revealed that he is now in Morocco.
The man said that his experience with the Spanish cold weather was a way of preparing him for the desert.
He added that the desert wind was strong and dusty. Kunle revealed that the wind made it difficult for him to ride at 90km/1hr.