Tour d’Afrique is currently running an essay contest - see www.tourdafrique.com/contest/
Send in your best cycling stories - inspiring, sad, happy, adventurous, etc. - and then they'll open it up to the community to review the submissions and vote for the most interesting ones.
The author of the winning story will win a free trip with Tour d'Afrique as a prize, and their story will be published in American Bicyclist and hopefully other cycling magazines in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the UK.
Tour d’Afrique, a Canadian based company, organises four annual trans-continental bicycle races/expeditions... Tour d’Afrique (Cairo to Cape Town) Orient Express (Paris to Istanbul) Silk Route (Istanbul to Beijing) and Vuelta Sudamericana (Rio to Quioto).