Europeans have done it earlier, but now an Indian does it for the first time.
Anindya Mukherjee, from West Bengal, India, reached St. Louis in Senegal, West Africa yesterday, having cycled solo across the length of the Sahara.
He started cycling on 27th February, 2017 from Guelmin, Morocco, the traditional gateway to Sahara.
Travelling south across Morocco, he then traversed Western Sahara and Mauritania and crosses into Senegal at Diama having cycled nearly two thousand kilometres. A few years ago he had cycled solo across Africa, from the Equator to the Tropic of Capricorn, East coast to West coast, covering five countries and around 4500Kms.