Blazing Bicycle Saddles by James Clarke
Approx. 62,820 words.
Published on October 5, 2011.
This is the very funny story of six South Africans - mainly writers - who, on a whim, decide to explore "Darkest Europe and bring back to Africa stories about its strange natives".
On hired bikes (none had cycled since
childhood) they began with a 1 000 kilometre ride down the Danube. Over the years many other regions were explored. The story is told by their not terribly good leader.