The 18th Cycle Touring Culture Show in Hohhot, North China attracted 70-year-old Qi Zhenjie from Xinjiang and 65-year-old Zhuang Lianju from Liaoning to ride their bikes to Hohhot, Xinhuanet reported on June 25. Seventy-five-year-old Chen Chengguang arrived in Hohhot after 35 days of cycling from his hometown in southern China's Guangdong province.
Wei Lian, 86, is the star member of a local cycle touring club. He has traveled by bike to many places. "Cycle touring is the best way for me to keep healthy," said Wei.
In line with the eco-friendly theme, many cycling lovers in China follow three principles - using non-fuel boosters for bicycles, not polluting water, and not scattering garbage.
"We believe the activity will create a pleasant life for the elderly and raise the quality of their life," said Zhao Baohua, Executive deputy president of China's Gerontological Society.