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Cycle touring popular among Chinese senior citizens

06-25-2010 15:20 BJT

Nowadays, cycle touring is becoming a popular physical fitness means among senior citizens in China.

Seventy-five-year-old Chen Chengguang arrived in Hohhot after 35 days of cycling from his hometown in southern China's Guangdong province.

Also, 70-year-old Qi Zhenjie from Xinjiang and 65-year-old Zhuang Lianju from Liaoning rode their bikes to Hohhot for the 18th Chinese Cycle Touring Culture Show.

The statistics from the organizing committee show that the event attracted more than 4,200 senior citizens from around the country.

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.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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