This photo by Mike Goerz of a home-made bicycle in Rwanda starts a African photo gallery of bicycles sent in by BBC News website readers.
Simon Hammett photographed this man cycling in the sun in Malawi.
Here, Alida Fernhout's photo of Ugandan bicycle taxis - known as boda-bodas - shows how when it comes to decorations, more is better.
And staying in Uganda... Gerrit McGowan illustrates husbandry on two wheels in Bujagali, on the banks of the White Nile.
Now to Kenya, where Anth Hartley photo shows two boys waving from atop their ingeniously-steered bike.
Waithera Kuria's photo, also taken in Kenya, perfectly illustrates how bicycles and all their parts become toys when they're no longer roadworthy.
While holidaying in Zambia, Mike Howlett captured this bike strapped onto a truck laden with passengers.
And another from Mike Howlett. This time in Malawi where he saw this man riding his bike, piled high with firewood.
Robyn Winsor's picture is of boda-boda bikers taking a break to watch some children play football in Bondo, western Kenya.
Again this one is by Robyn Windsor. But here a boy perched on his bike is seen watching the football match while in the background girls play netball.
Some men are captured here in southern Madagascar, by Nick Anderson, fixing their bikes in the shade of a sign in the small town of Ambaro.
Back to Uganda - bicycle country - where this bike leaning up against a hut was captured by Caroline Vallieres in a camp for war-displaced people in the north.
Here, Sara Hsiao's photo shows a bike laden down with pineapples and bottles in Entebbe.
And another by Sara Hsiao. She snapped these bikes, standing side-by-side, outside a tailor's shop in Masindi. For our next gallery, please send us your snaps of Christmas in Africa.
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