Lonely Planet Writer

Chinese man goes viral after cycling around the world for 18 years

Chinese man cycles the world.
Chinese man cycles the world. Image by Terminals & Gates / CC BY 2.0

Photos of a cyclist who has purportedly been travelling the world for 18 years have appeared on the Chinese internet. Fifty-seven-year-old Li Zhang began his epic journey in 1997, when he set out on his bicycle to explore other countries. Li was most recently spotted being escorted through Basra, Iraq by local soldiers, and carrying very few belongings. Read more: shanghaiist.com