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Hunan biker completes 25,800-km ride

Updated:2017-10-30 16:22:20

  A 54-year-old man from Hunan province rode 25,800 kilometers across China on a motorcycle in five months, Morning Herald reported on Wednesday.

  Zhou Yunyong left his hometown of Zhuzhou on June 15 and traveled through 192 cities of 20 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, carrying only an old tent and a small amount of money. He finished his trip on Oct 23.

  "Traveling on a motorbike allows me to feel closer to the world, either the city or nature," he said. "I have learned about the cultures and customs of different regions, and made friends with other travelers."

  Zhou ate take-away food and noodles on the trip and washed in public toilets and gas stations. He slept in his tent on more than 120 nights.

  He said he received a lot of help from people in different places during the journey and was more healthy by the end of his adventure than at the start.

  "Riding a motorcycle is really hard and tiring work. I went to sleep early each night after sending messages to my family. Plenty of sleep and exercise made me feel good. Even the swelling in my legs and pain from frozen shoulders subsided."

  Zhou said he plans to organize free exhibitions about Tibetan culture.