Wire Service
2 minute read
11 Jun 2019
8:25 am

Around the world in seven years: Taiwanese cyclist’s odyssey


He hopes to visit 100 countries and travel 100,000 kilometres before he's done.

Taiwanese cycler and world traveller Jacky Chen poses with his bicycle on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock on June 10, 2019. - It was four years ago when Jacky Chen embarked upon a challenge after quitting his job as an electronics engineer: riding his bicycle across the world. The 40-year-old Taiwanese man has now traversed the Americas, Europe and parts of the Middle East, sleeping in his tent or finding places to rest his head through apps like Couchsurfing. In recent days, Chen has been in Jerusalem, taking in the sights and plotting his next rides on his red and black Merida Wolf 3 cycle. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

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