One legged man riding all 10,000km of China’s longest and highest highway

Sun says he's just an ordinary enthusiastic cyclist

Chinese road in the mountains
(Image credit: zhao zhenhao)

An amateur cyclist with one leg is riding China’s longest and highest highway, according to local news reports.

The man, named only as Sun in the report, started his 10,000km journey on 20 February and is not expected to finish until June, according to a report by state-owned media organisation  Xinhua News Agency.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.