YINCHUAN, (Xinhua) -- When finally arrived at the base camp of Mount Qomolangma in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Wednesday, Fu Qisheng couldn’t hold back his tears and took many photos with his black bike in front of the mountain.
“Mount Qomolangma is not only lofty and grand, and I feel so grateful for my decision to ride all the way here,” Fu, who has just returned to Lhasa and is resting there, told Xinhua reporter on the phone.
Fu, 60, is a resident of Yinchuan, capital city of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
He has been a cycling enthusiast for many years, but in the past he could only ride to work or travel by bike on weekends and public holidays. In 2019, he retired and thus had more time for cycling.
It has always been Fu’s dream to go to Lhasa by bike. After over half year’s preparation, the man bid farewell to his family and friends, and set off alone on May 22, 2021.